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Defeated by Brexit
Chris Cook

Non-member price: £15 + postage
Member price: £12 + postage

Britain has been humiliated. In 2016, the country decided to leave the European Union, but three years later the nation’s future is unresolved. This is the inside story of how and why the UK failed in its efforts to negotiate an exit deal with the EU.

Chris Cook was a partner and editor at Tortoise from 2019 to 2020. Before that, he was previously public policy editor at BBC Newsnight, where he won three Royal Television Society awards for his journalism – including for an exposé of Kids Company and for Newsnight’s coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire. In 2019, he was named Specialist Journalist of the Year by the RTS for his work on harassment and bullying by members of parliament. He previously worked as executive comment editor, leader writer and education correspondent at the Financial Times.

“Read this book, howl with rage and shake your head from time to time in sheer disbelief.” Chris Patten

“This mind-blowing book is a spiffing tale of a state spaffing away its culture of competence.” Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times

Published 28 June 2019
Soft cover
96 pages, 10 full colour charts