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This Sovereign Isle: Britain in and out of EuropeD instincts of those of

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who voted Leave and also who may be eager to shore up their positions against any implacable Remainers they may still be having to encounter The author provides a detailed account of the UK s historic relationship with Europe The staggering extent to which the whole European project was based on mistaken judgments and outright deception is aid bare The unforgiveable failure of generations of politicians to free us from this unaccountable and undemocratic association of countries is rigorously analysed Thankfullyin the aftermath of the historic 2016 referendum the shameful attempts by a coalition of deluded pro European extremists to circumvent the democratically expressed will of the people were as doomed to failure as the movement which they so fervently as doomed to failure as the movement which they so fervently Cially in the 20th century and because of ourextensive and deeper ties outside Europe He challenges the orthodox view that Brexit was due solely to British or English exceptionalism in choosing to eave the EU the British he argues were in many ways voting as typical Europeans?.
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During May s premiership and the early part of Johnson s It finishes with eventual Brexit deal and the ramifications of COVIDTombs is wonderful writer eminent in European affairs I can only be critical of his analysis of COVID where he says the UK s performance has been mediocre It seems worse than that in terms of recorded deaths although the vaccine roll out may prove to be a game changer both in terms of our onger term response to COVID and wider perceptions of the EU He also seems not to put too much store in claims for Scottish independence or Irish unification I feel both are open to uestion than the author allowsBut it was feel both are open to uestion than the author allowsBut it was thoroughly enjoyable read which I managed within 24 hours of its receipt I would encourage Remainers to read it who are genuinely curious about the motivations and indee. Has been inhabited it has been on the edge culturally and iterally of mainland Europe  In this succinct book Tombs shows that the decision to eave the EU is historically explicable though not made historically inevitable by Britain's very different historical that the decision to eave the EU is historically explicable though not made historically inevitable by Britain's very different historical espe. What a tremendous book from someone who Certainly Knows What They Are Talking About knows what they are Talking About Satisfying about so satisfying find a intelligent book on UK History and the truth about the EU It should be part of the curriculum of all schools I voted Leave in the 2016 referendum and was astonished by the subseuent wrangling in the UK about the result It was rare to hear the Brexit case treated sympathetically in much of the national discourse the media treatment was invariably sensationalised and hostile This book presents a compelling case for why the UK was Never A Good Fit a good fit the EU and how it may or indeed may not prosper post BrexitIt begins with a insightful romp through Britain s historical relations with the Continent It then goes on to analyse the 2016 referendum and the constitutional shenanigans which played out. Brought to you by PenguinGeography comes before history Islands cannot have the same history as continental plains The United Kingdom is a European country but not the same kind of European country as Germany Poland or Hungary For most of the 150 centuries during which Britain. .

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