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Straight talk on trade

20 December 2018

This well-argued book from Professor Dani Rodrik examines the effects of globalisation and criticises the economic justfication for it.

Active policy for Britain

20 December 2018

In this book Professor Philip Whyman makes the case for rebuilding Britain as an advanced industrial economy by rejecting options that tie the government to EU control.

Populism and EU reaction

2 April 2018

This book argues that despite the supposed threat to democracy from populist movements, the anti-populist reaction is worse; a reactionary viewpoint characterising populist movements as xenophobic, anti-democratic and totalitarian.

A new vision needed

19 December 2017

This report from IPPR gives a good, detailed analysis of our situation. It rightly suggests we need a new economic approach, but says too little about what must be done to put things right.

Brexit: how the Nobodies beat the Somebodies

11 December 2017

This slim but jewel-packed volume that sets out to explain how Britain voted to leave the EU – as seen by a relatively isolated campaigner in one of Britain’s most Remain-friendly cities, Brighton.

Safer out than in?

23 November 2017

Veterans for Britain has produced an extremely useful free pamphlet showing that leaving the EU will have little if any impact on Britain's national security or counter-terrorism capabilities.

Dunkirk: the film and the book

16 October 2017

Christopher Nolan’s film Dunkirk, is an evocative but unusual portrayal of the evacuation of the British and French armies from the French port in June 1940. Joshua Levine’s fascinating book gives a more complete picture of why Dunkirk is of such singular importance.

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