Will Britain leave the EU? In recent months, commentators have begun to talk seriously about the possibility of 'Brexit' - British Exit from the EU. In this book, former Europe minister Denis MacShane looks at the history of Britain's fraught relationship with Europe and shows how the possibility of Brexit has become increasingly more likely. He looks at the key personalities who shaped our European policy - from Churchill to Heath and Wilson to Thatcher, Blair and Cameron - and the key issues of immigration, the economy and media influence which have heightened Eurosceptic feeling in the UK. Touching on one of the biggest political issues of our times, this book will be essential reading as Britain makes its choice on Europe.
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 10 mm
'This is an important analysis of the forces in Britain that have led us to the exit door of Europe. For those who do not wish this to happen MacShane's book is essential reading.' - Lord (Anthony) Giddens; 'This is an important study of the forces in Britain that could if they are not countered lead Britain out of the EU which would be bad for Britain and for Europe' - Pascal Lamy, former Director, World Trade Organisation; 'No-one in their right mind wants, hopes or believes Brexit will happen. But it might happen by accident more than design. Denis MacShane knows more about what makes Europe tick than most and, in this important book, he explains why we should all understand how grave the situation could become.' - Lord (Peter) Mandelson; 'well worth reading, both as a serious argument about Europe, which is rare enough, and as a personal memoir of his time as a pro-EU MP and Europe minister under Tony Blair.' - John Rentoul, Independent;