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By Tim Shipman

ISBN-10: 0008215154

ISBN-13: 9780008215156

'The most sensible political publication of the yr' ANDREW MARR the 1st publication to inform the total tale of ways and why Britain voted to depart the ecu. in accordance with unrivalled entry to the entire 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 rather occurred behind-the-scenes in Downing road, either go away campaigns, the Labour occasion, Ukip and Britain greater in Europe. Shipman provides his readers a ringside seat on how judgements have been made, errors justified and betrayals perpetrated. full of tales, anecdotes and juicy leaks the e-book doesn't search to handle the rights and wrongs of Brexit yet to discover how and why David Cameron selected to take the most important political gamble of his existence and clarify why he misplaced. this can be a tale of calculation, tried coups, participants torn among ideas and loyalty. all of the occasions are right here - from David Cameron's pledge to carry a referendum, via to the crusade itself, his resignation as top minister, the betrayals and rivalries that happened throughout the race to discover his successor to the arriving of Theresa may well in Downing road as Britain's moment woman leading minister. All Out struggle is a ebook approximately leaders and their closest aides, the choices they make and the way and why they cause them to, in addition to how they think after they grow to be flawed. it really is approximately males who make judgements which are intellectually constant and - by means of their very own degree - morally sound which are concurrently disastrous for themselves and people closest to them. it truly is approximately how doing what you recognize has labored sooner than does not consistently 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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The friend asked whether he was ready, whether Cameron felt up to the job. ’ By 10 o’clock on the evening of 23 June 2016, a little over six years later, Cameron knew the answer to that question. The polls had just closed on the third major constitutional referendum of his premiership, a vote in which he had placed Britain’s membership of the European Union and his own career on the line. At that point Cameron was still expecting to win. His pollster and friend Andrew Cooper had published a poll that day putting the Remain campaign ten points ahead.

Amber Rudd attacks Boris Johnson in first three-way TV debate. Andrew Cooper’s warning about falling Labour support for Remain prompts crisis meeting 12 Jun – In a Downing Street meeting, Cameron decides not to make a ‘vow’ on immigration 13 Jun – Stronger In clears the decks for ‘Labour week’, starting with a speech by Gordon Brown 14 Jun – Cameron thinks he should make an immigration pledge, but is again talked out of it. Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper also demand changes to freedom of movement 15 Jun – Cameron calls Angela Merkel but does not ask her for anything.

Even at the time this was naïvely optimistic, since Cameron had already given ground to the Eurosceptics during the leadership election, matching a pledge from his Eurosceptic rival Liam Fox to take the Conservatives out of the European People’s Party (EPP), the main centre-right (but devoutly federalist) grouping in the European Parliament. The promise helped him beat both Fox and David Davis, the former Europe minister known to colleagues as ‘the Old Knuckleduster’. But in the capitals of Europe, leaving the EPP was Cameron’s ‘original sin’, proof that he was another British leader unwilling to play by the rules of the club.

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