12,172 book reviews and counting...

Brexitland Reviews

Brexitland by Maria Sobolewska (University of Manchester), Robert Ford (University of Manchester)

Brexitland: Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics

Maria Sobolewska (University of Manchester), Robert Ford (University of Manchester)

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 15 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781108473576

An authoritative and accessible account of how long-term social and demographic changes - and the conflicts they create - continue to transform British politics. A book for anyone who wants to better understand the remarkable political times in which we live.

4 stars out of 5
Andrew Rawnsley
20 Sep 2020

"They make a compelling case in Brexitland that Brexit was the expression of deep-seated conflicts within the British electorate that had been building for decades. Pressures that had been accumulating for a long time were given sudden release in June 2016"

They make a compelling case in Brexitland that Brexit was the expression of deep-seated conflicts within the British electorate that had been building for decades. Pressures that had been accumulating for a long time were given sudden release in June 2016. “The fuel for a wildfire gathers on the forest floor for season after season before the transformational spark arrives.” Different groups of voters with conflicting interests “finally recognised themselves as two distinct and opposing camps”. “Two tribes” went to war over identity, diversity, immigration, culture and globalisation on the battlefield called Brexit. Theirs is a highly acute and insightful analysis, making telling use of extensive research, which induces the reader to think afresh about the political landscape we now find ourselves in and how we arrived here.

Reviews