By Tim Shipman
'The most sensible political publication of the 12 months' ANDREW MARR the 1st booklet to inform the whole tale of ways and why Britain voted to depart the european. in response to unrivalled entry to all of the key politicians and their advisors - together with Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, George Osborne, Nigel Farage and Dominic Cummings, the mastermind of Vote depart - Tim Shipman has written a political historical past that reads like a mystery, and provides a gripping, daily account of what fairly occurred behind-the-scenes in Downing highway, either go away campaigns, the Labour occasion, Ukip and Britain better in Europe. Shipman supplies his readers a ringside seat on how judgements have been made, errors justified and betrayals perpetrated. full of tales, anecdotes and juicy leaks the booklet doesn't search to handle the rights and wrongs of Brexit yet to discover how and why David Cameron selected to take the largest political gamble of his lifestyles and clarify why he misplaced. this can be a tale of calculation, tried coups, participants torn among rules and loyalty. the entire occasions are right here - from David Cameron's pledge to carry a referendum, via to the crusade itself, his resignation as major minister, the betrayals and rivalries that happened in the course of the race to discover his successor to the arriving of Theresa may well in Downing highway as Britain's moment girl major minister. All Out struggle is a booklet approximately leaders and their closest aides, the selections they make and the way and why they lead them to, in addition to how they consider once they turn into improper. it's approximately males who make judgements which are intellectually constant and - via their very own degree - morally sound which are concurrently disastrous for themselves and people closest to them. it's approximately how doing what you recognize has labored sooner than does not constantly paintings back. so much of all it really is approximately asking the query: how a long way are you ready to visit win?
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3 But for the Eurosceptics his heart was not in it. To Cameron, Europe was ‘the E word’. In 2006 he described members of the UK Independence Party as ‘a bunch of fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists’. That not only made a mortal enemy of Ukip’s leader Nigel Farage, but contributed to a belief among the Palaeosceptic – a term I hope describes their longevity without implying that they were old-fashioned – old guard (not unfounded) that he viewed them the same way. Daniel Hannan, the Conservative MEP who was the intellectual godfather of what would become the Leave campaign, first met Cameron when he was running the Conservative Research Department in the early 1990s.
They all watched, and those of them who knew him well, who could read the eyes and the angle of the smile, knew the time had arrived. But because it had been done subtly, with little fanfare, they only slowly became aware that Cameron was no longer there. They looked around and registered the absences: Cameron, Osborne, Ed Llewellyn and Kate Fall. There was no sign of Samantha Cameron either. The prime minister, the chancellor, the chief of staff and his deputy. The ‘Quad’ which ran the coalition government had become well known.
But because it had been done subtly, with little fanfare, they only slowly became aware that Cameron was no longer there. They looked around and registered the absences: Cameron, Osborne, Ed Llewellyn and Kate Fall. There was no sign of Samantha Cameron either. The prime minister, the chancellor, the chief of staff and his deputy. The ‘Quad’ which ran the coalition government had become well known. This was the real quad, which ran the Notting Hill set for fifteen years and had commanded a Conservative majority government for just one.
All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class by Tim Shipman