Which are the best books to get a better understanding of Brexit? For an economic perspective on this momentous decision for Britain, we asked Jonathan Portes for his book recommendations. For more of a political/historical perspective, we turned to novelist Boris Starling, author of The Bluffer’s Guide to Brexit. No understanding of Brexit is, of course, complete without understanding the European Union and its single currency, the Euro. Our interviews and book recommendations on the EU can be found here.
Brexit. It’s as complicated as the Schleswig-Holstein question and as vicious as Game of Thrones. Boris Starling, author of The Bluffer’s Guide to Brexit, talks us through some books that will leave you better read and even more mystified about what the future holds for Britain and Europe.
What Next: How to get the best from Brexit
by Daniel Hannan
Brexit Beckons: Thinking ahead by leading economists
by Richard Baldwin (ed)
Branching histories of the 2016 referendum and ‘the frogs before the storm’
by Dominic Cummings
Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union
by Harold Clarke and Matthew Goodwin and Paul Whiteley
by Ali Smith
Why did Brexit happen? What does the future hold for Britain outside the European Union? Can trade economists help? The economist and former head of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, a non-partisan think tank, recommends the best books (and one blogpost) on Brexit.