Brexit Without The Bullshit : The Facts on Food, Jobs, Schools, and the NHS - Gavin Esler

Brexit Without The Bullshit

The Facts on Food, Jobs, Schools, and the NHS

By: Gavin Esler

Paperback | 27 June 2019

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'Punchy, pithy and short.' - POLLY TOYNBEE, GUARDIAN COLUMNIST

'In an ideal world every citizen would read this essential book, and think hard.' - PROFESSOR AC GRAYLING, ACADEMIC

The broadcaster and journalist Gavin Esler reveals how the most momentous change in Britain for decades will change everyday life. In 7 succinct chapters, he charts the profound impact of leaving the European Union on key areas of life in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland:

- Food and diet

- Health and the NHS

- Jobs and industry

- Education

- Travel to Europe

From the food markets of Kent to NHS operating theatres to the boardrooms of big employers, Brexit is packed with surprises.

Brexit Without the Bullshit is not about the Brexit you were told you were getting. It's about the one we're getting.

From the author of How Britain Ends: English Nationalism and the Rebirth of Four Nations, A Scandalous Man, and Lessons From The Top, this is a pithy guide to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, following the referendum in 2016.

It's the ideal accompaniment to books on Brexit such as the Fintan O'Toole's Brexit Chronicles and Michel Barner's Secret Brexit Diaries. Instead of concentrating on the campaign itself, however, it looks at the fundamental changes caused by Brexit - and what it means for ordinary life.


WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK - BY GAVIN ESLER


In 2016 I did something I had never done before. I voted in the Brexit referendum without knowing what I was voting for or against. No one explained to me - or you - what Brexit would mean for our lives. Whether you voted Leave or Remain, we did not know the facts about Brexit, how it would affect our jobs, food, schools, universities, the NHS, our families, pets, travel arrangements, and even the supposed unity of the United Kingdom. In the years since the Brexit vote, the British government has continued to fail to explain the facts about Brexit, and so I decided to find out for myself. The result is my latest book, "Brexit Without The Bullshit."

At first I thought that if Brexit were stripped of the bullshit -- lies and deceit, scare stories and fantasies -- there would be nothing left. But the facts about Brexit are so stark, there's plenty to discuss and think about. The key fact is this: Brexit is not an event. It is a process. Whether it happens or not, whatever version of leaving the EU we end up with, we will be forced to discuss Brexit for years to come. If we are to survive and perhaps thrive, we need to start with the facts.
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'Esler lays out with stark clarity the effects a Brexit will have on every significant aspect of our lives. In an ideal world every citizen would read this essential book, and think hard. This is the clearest, most uncompromising and most valuable statement of the facts available; and it could save us from a disastrous mistake.'

- PROFESSOR AC GRAYLING, ACADEMIC


'Here's the really useful book: Brexit Without Bullshit by Gavin Esler. Everything a good Remainer needs to persuade the Brexiters, punchy, pithy and short.'

- POLLY TOYNBEE, GUARDIAN COLUMNIST


'If you want a pithy, sober, clear-headed summary of what Brexit is actually likely to look like, @gavinesler's new book is spot on. Such a welcome antidote to all the whipped up sentiment - calm, factual, rigorous.'

- DR RACHEL CLARKE, NHS DOCTOR AND CAMPAIGNER


'In this timely and incisive book, Gavin Esler dispels the myth that delivering a Brexit deal, or no deal, would bring an 'end' to Brexit. On the contrary, on everything from trade negotiations to decisions over our food standards and public services, getting Brexit 'over the line' would be just the start.'

- FRANCIS GROVE WHITE, PEOPLES VOTE CAMPAIGN


'Esler provides the evidence of what Brexit has already done to Britain and the harm that it s causing and will cause, in particular to the poorest in our society. A guide for all who want to understand what Brexit really means.'

- JESSICA SIMOR QC


'A brilliant demolition of the lies and liars that created the Brexit mess. Should be required reading at his old stamping ground, the BBC.'

- ALASTAIR CAMPBELL, WRITER AND BROADCASTER

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