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In this optimistic and inclusive guide, Sunday Telegraph columnist Liam Halligan and renowned economic forecaster Gerard Lyons cut through the complexity and spin to offer a vision of how Britain, and the world, can make a great success of Brexit.

‘We are linked to Europe, but not combined,’ wrote Winston Churchill in 1930. To Halligan and Lyons, that sentiment rings true. And if the Article 50 negotiations go well, Clean Brexit argues, the UK could become an inspiration, a source of strength for voters elsewhere in Europe who have long demanded EU reform, but been rebuffed.

From manufacturing, fishing, banking, universities, travel, immigration, Scottish independence and the spectre of renewed tension between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, to ongoing trade and good relations with our EU neighbours and the rest of the world, Clean Brexit provides answers to the questions hanging over all these issues, and many more.

Unashamedly optimistic about Britain’s future, Clean Brexit draws on extensive discussions with leading politicians and diplomats across the UK, Europe and the world to argue that leaving the EU provides an opportunity for the UK to re-invent its economy, while reclaiming our place as a premier global trading nation.


‘The book is well written and well structured […] if the Remain camp had set out their arguments as cogently and persuasively as Halligan and Lyons have, they might have won.’ 


“Excellent. This analysis from Halligan and Lyons is thorough and lucid, the conclusion compelling.”

Lord Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer

“Recommended reading. Halligan and Lyons are two economists I respect and whose writings I follow closely.”

Lord David Owen, former Foreign Secretary

“Project Hope is the way to take the country forward. Liam Halligan and Gerard Lyons have provided an excellent book to help us face the challenges and considerable opportunities ahead.”

Dame Helena Morrissey, financier and founder of the 30% Club

“It took the UK twelve years to join a simple trading arrangement, the European Economic Community; Halligan and Lyons present the best guide to getting out in much less time."

Frank Field MP

"In this fraught environment, there is ample need for a book that sets out constructively and dispassionately the economic case for why Britain’s EU departure may turn out to be a success. Clean Brexit – Why leaving the EU still makes sense, goes a long way to meeting this requirement." 

David Marsh, Chief Executive, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, The Bulletin (OMFIF)

"The best, well-argued case for Brexit .... A persuasive read"

Philip Aldrick, Economics Editor, The Times

"Liam Halligan and Gerard Lyons offer an attractive vision of a genuinely global Britain."

The Economist

“Practical and lucid …shows how Britain could succeed post-Brexit if it embraces economic reform”

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