Iain Dale at Biteback Publishing has acquired world rights to The Brexit Club: The Inside Story of the Leave Campaign’s Shock Victory by journalist Owen Bennett.
From Boris Johnson to Nigel Farage; George Galloway to Michael Gove, the campaign to get the UK out of the EU brought together some of the most colourful characters in British politics.
This once-in-a-generation opportunity to free the UK from the grip of Brussels saw egos put to one side and rivalries put on hold to push for a Leave vote in the EU referendum... or did it?
Journalist Owen Bennett brings you the inside story of the battle for Brexit, from the massing of the UKIP foot soldiers after the general election and the squabbling of the various Leave groups, to the arrival of the Cabinet cavalry after Cameron’s Brussels deal and the dramatic final weeks fought on battle buses and in TV studios.
With unprecedented access to the key figures in the Leave groups, The Brexit Club reveals the truth behind the campaign that divided friends, families and, ultimately, the country.
The Brexit Club will be published in September and supported by a major publicity campaign.
Iain Dale said: ‘The British people’s historic decision to leave the European Union will undoubtedly be seen as the defining political event in a generation. The road to Brexit was no less momentous, and I’m delighted to be publishing Owen Bennett’s extraordinary behind-the-scenes account of the Leave campaign.’
Owen Bennett said: 'Everyone knew the Brexit campaign would be dramatic, but I don't think any of us quite predicted just how many twists and turns there would be. Through reporting on the various Leave groups and speaking to the key people involved, I know this truly was a campaign like no other in the history of British politics.'
Owen Bennett is political reporter for the Huffington Post UK. He is a regular contributor to the BBC and Sky News, and the author of Following Farage: On the Trail of the People’s Army, which was named as a political book of the year by the Guardian and the Independent.