What’s in it for me? A Brexit crash course.
In contemporary Britain, there’s nothing that divides the country quite like Brexit. Families are splintered, regions conflicted and political parties in all-out civil war. Finding out how we arrived at such a Disunited Kingdom has never been so important. And that’s exactly what A Short History of Brexit sets out to do.
This book’s central theme is that today’s problems can only be understood through yesterday’s events. Written for the public and not politicians, it explains in accessible language the long- and short-term factors that led up to the June 2016 referendum and the negotiations that followed.
In these blinks, you’ll find out
- how the British government has historically viewed European integration;
- what the difference is between a hard and soft Brexit; and
- why the Irish border emerged as the crucial issue in negotiations.