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Book review: How to stop Brexit

How to Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again) by Nick Clegg, Bodley Head, £8.99

Even at the height of Cleggmania, I never understood the appeal of the then Liberal Democrat leader. Nick Clegg performed very strongly during the prime ministerial...

Book review: In a new land

Lovers And Strangers: An Immigrant History Of Post-War Britain by Clair Wills, Allen Lane, £25
“That young man in the double-breasted suit and snapbrim trilby, grasping the handrail of the ship at Tilbury Dock, those girls in their crisp summer dresses…”
It’s...

Book review: A whistleblower’s tale

Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment, Yanis Varoufakis, 2017, Bodley Head, £20

Yanis Varoufakis, a British-trained economist who taught for many years in Australia, Britain and Greece, was Greece’s finance minister for 162 days during Syriza’s first...

Book review: Lost in translation

Common Ground: A Political Life, Justin Trudeau, Oneworld, 2017, £16.99

Throughout an eventful 2016, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau was progressives’ most convincing piece of evidence that liberal internationalism wasn’t dead yet. The UK opted to march out of the European...

Book review: Labour's great betrayal

Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?, Ian Dunt, Canbury Press, 2016, £7.99
Two months ago Theresa May called a snap general election to secure a personal mandate for Brexit. May then proceeded, during the campaign, to refuse any meaningful discussion of...

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