10 books about the politics of now: from the left-behinds to reborn radicals

Brexit Britain, racial strife in the US and a crisis of capitalism: today’s political world is turbulent

An essential primer for anyone seeking to understand the politics of the Brexit referendum. Shipman, the political editor of the Sunday Times, gives a vivid and compelling account of the Westminster gambles, compromises and miscalculations that unleashed social forces that prime minister David Cameron utterly failed to anticipate or understand. From Boris Johnson’s ambition-fuelled decision to join the Leave campaign to Jeremy Corbyn’s fatefully low-key endorsement of Remain, Shipman chronicles with élan the how and the why of the country’s fateful decision to “take back control”.

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