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Unleashing Demons

The Inside Story of Brexit

Craig Oliver



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Hodder & Stoughton
04 October 2016
European history; Elections & referenda; EU & European institutions; Public opinion & polls
As David Cameron's Director of Politics and Communications, Craig Oliver was in the room at every key moment during the EU referendum campaign - interacting with all the players including David Cameron, George Osborne, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Theresa May and Peter Mandelson. UNLEASHING DEMONS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE EU REFERENDUM is based on detailed notes which tell the story of every key moment from the decision to call a referendum to the subsequent civil war in the Conservative Party and the aftermath of the shock result.
By:   Craig Oliver
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   580g
ISBN:   9781473652460
ISBN 10:   1473652464
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   04 October 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Before entering 10 Downing Street as Director of Politics and Communications, Craig Oliver was an award-wining journalist. His roles included editing the BBC's News at Six and Ten, Controller of the World Service and Executive Editor of ITV's flagship news programmes. He has three daughters and lives in London.

Reviews for Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit

Craig Oliver's account of his years as David Cameron's head of communications in Downing Street will almost certainly prove to be the most important document for understanding what happened and why it all ended as it did. Oliver has managed the difficult trick of being frank as well as loyal, and his words have a remarkable immediacy, giving the feeling of being written in the heat of the moment rather than afterwards with hindsight. I found his book utterly fascinating, and I suspect that every historian of the period will regard it as indispensable in appreciating this extraordinary phase in history. - John Simpson Part memoir, part diary, this is one of the most vivid, frank and exciting inside accounts to have been written for years. It points its forensic beam into the inner sanctums of power during one of the most crucial episodes in British history since the war. Stunning and highly readable. It will make uncomfortable reading for a few, but hugely enlightening and enjoyable reading for the many. - Anthony Seldon Wish you could have been a fly on the wall of Number 10 during the EU referendum campaign? No need. This is the compelling insider's account of the man who was at the centre of the Downing Street web as David Cameron took the decisions which led to Britain voting to leave the EU. - Nick Robinson A gripping, fly-on-the-wall account of the frenzy in Downi

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