F**k Business The Business of Brexit
When a senior Cabinet minister dismissed corporate fears over a hard Brexit with a curt ‘F**k business,’ it seemed emblematic of a growing distance between the country’s politicians and its wealth creators.
Recounted by the founder and chairman of the UK’s largest independent lobbying business, Iain Anderson – who has had a ringside seat at the interactions between business and politics since the 2016 referendum – this is the definitive and shocking story of how and why politics and business have become utterly disconnected in the last decade; culminating in the rancour, mistrust and confusion of Brexit.
Featuring exclusive and candid interviews with those at the heart of No. 10, the Cabinet and Parliament, and with the foremost business leaders of this Brexit generation, F**k Business portrays the exhaustion felt by all major companies over politics. With unparalleled access to the key players, the book describes how business sought to prepare for Brexit only to be frustrated by the inability of Parliament to set out a clear pathway ahead. But it also points the way ahead for a new relationship and a brighter future.
This is essential, often shocking, reading for anyone interested in how Brexit unfolded for Britain’s most important economic movers and shakers.
“Readable, relatable and relevant, this is the inside track of how the relationship between the traditional party of the money makers and modern money men went haywire – long before Brexit.”Laura Kuenssberg, BBC News political editor
“This is the definitive and balanced account of the relationship between business and politics – a relationship that is never straightforward but where both sides need to keep talking whatever happens.”Nicky Morgan, Cabinet minister and former Treasury Select Committee chair
“Iain Anderson has for many years had a ringside view of the tensions between politics and business … His book is a must-read.”George Parker, Financial Times political editor
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- ISBN: 9781785905438
- 8 October 2019