What went wrong with Brexit

Brexit divided Britain. For many it wasn’t simply about economics, it was about ‘taking back control’, about some non-specific idea of sovereignty. But six years later the real effects of Brexit are being clearly seen. And questions need to be asked as to whether it lived up to any of the promises made, and to count the real cost of leaving the EU. The reality is that the ‘Global Britain’ we have been promised has not been delivered. Brexit has damaged the prospect for UK trade and inward investment into the UK. Trade with the EU is now 10% more expensive than it was before Brexit. By the end of the decade average wages for UK workers will be 470 worse than they would have been had we not left. And the political fallout continues. What has really happened? What are the options going forward? These are the questions Peter Foster answers in ‘What Went Wrong with Brexit’.

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Six years after Brexit, it can feel like we're still having the same conversations.
This is the explainer we need to move on.

And we do need to move on, because in the meantime so much has changed. The economic realities that are making the UK less competitive, less productive and less well-off are ever more obvious - and more and more people are finding out the Brexit they were sold was based on falsehoods and fantasy.

So what exactly went wrong with Brexit?

In this book, Peter Foster dispels the myths and, most importantly, shows what a better future for Britain after Brexit might look like. With clear-headed practicality, he considers the real costs of leaving the EU, how we can recover international trust in the UK, how to improve cooperation and trade with our neighbours, and how to begin to build the Global Britain that Brexit promised but failed to deliver.

The politicians won't talk about it, so we need to.

Additional information

Weight 313 g
Dimensions 220 × 144 × 22 mm
Author

Publisher

Canongate

Imprint

Canongate

Cover

Hardback

Pages

160

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.0862 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K