While my Christmas has been disrupted, I am still a resident of planet earth. I’m staying in England with my sister, in a house full of recently published books. So I thought that instead of doing one long book review I’d write a series of much shorter bits about a selection of them.
FIRST UP- “The Bad Boys of Brexit, Tales of mischief, mayhem, & guerrilla warfare in the E.U. referendum campaign ” by Arron Banks, edited by Isabel Oakeshott..published by Biteback Publishing
It really wasn’t William Hague’s day wen he insulted Arron Banks by saying he didn’t know who he was. In response Banks increased the donation he planned to give to UkIP from a hundred thousand to a million pounds. And worse, from Hague’s point of view, Banks then went to war against Britain’s membership of the EU.
“The Bad Boys of Brexit” is the story of what he did. It is quite a yarn. Banks is a millionaire in is early fifties who has made a considerable fortune in insurance, banking, and diamond mining. And consequently when he took decision to set up the LeaveE.U. organization he was able to ensure that it was a well financed and highly effective campaigning outfit which played the social media with brutal skill. Banks had nothing but contempt for most politicians, and especially for the unfortunate Dave in Downing Street. His campaign did not play by the rules, and this book is revealing about all that he and his team did – and why they did it.
Obviously this is a highly biassed account of the Referendum campaign which upended British Politics in the summer, but no one who wants to get a grip on what happened should avoid “THE BAD BOYS OF BREXIT”
Sorry no pics for now, I’ll put them in when can.