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Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?

By: Ian Dunt
Narrated by: Ian Dunt
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
5 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)
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Summary

Read by author Ian Dunt, this is your blunt guide to Brexit.

Journalist Ian Dunt reveals how leaving the EU will hit law, politics, and business. Based on expert advice, this revised edition of his 2017 best seller reveals the true story of Britain's biggest issue, stripped of the gloss put on it by its cheerleaders. It is incisive and important, and growing more so by the day. Reviewers have praised the book's intelligence and brevity.

What is special about this audiobook? It is fast-paced and informative - and it is based on extensive research with experts across law, trade, and politics. Michael Gove may think that the British public has had enough of experts, but Ian Dunt and Canbury Press disagree.

Reviews:

"Highly recommended" - Nick Cohen, Spectator

"Excellent. A must-read. Harass every MP until they read Dunt's book" - AC Grayling

"I would strongly recommend this excellent guide. Dunt has taken the extraordinary step of asking a set of experts what they think. I learnt a lot." - Philip Collins, Prospect

"A definitive account of just how much confusion and ignorance has surrounded this entire debate." - James O'Brien, LBC

"Compact and easily digestible. I would encourage anyone who is confused, fascinated or frustrated by Brexit to read this book. You will be far wiser by the end of it." - Caroline Lucas, co-leader, Green Party

"Tory right-wingers who weep for the days when Britannia ruled the waves need not bother with this book. Nor will it be of interest to [left-wing] fantasists. Everyone else could learn a great deal." - James Coldwell, Fabian Review

"If you are looking for a good guide to Brexit and what comes next, I can recommend Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?" - Tom Watson, deputy leader, Labour Party

©2016, 2017 Ian Dunt (P)2017 Canbury Press

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Listened to it 4 times already!

A great quick listen to get up to speed with the ins and outs of Brexit. Highly recommend it!

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Now I not only know more than Tory Brexiter MPs about the E.U.

I know a lot more. I miss Dunt’s incredulous swearing about stupid Brexiteers though. It’s the main course before a bubbly Remainiac podcast pudding.

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A widely researched, skeptical, academic view

A truly chilling piece on the challenges the UK faces with its negotiations leaving the European Union, broken down into an accessible, but importantly non-patronising manner. With such a volatile topic, Dunt confesses his reluctance to speculate too wildly, but gives sound basis for his assessments of the situation.

This is critical reading for anyone who wants to dip their toe into some of the complexities of the negotiations currently going on, Remainers and Leavers alike. It will make for hard listening, but that makes it all the more important. Be warned - this book was put together with the help of experts in their fields.

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Superb

A definitive overview of the complexities of Brexit. Really enjoyed this audiobook. Top marks from me. Well read, by the author. Highly recommended to anyone interested in ‘what the hell happens now...’

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Excellent Summary of BREXIT

Excellent summary of the regrettable maze which is Brexit. The illuminates the differences between Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, Canada et al to allow for personal thought and reflection. In addition there is a clear explanation of the 'actors on the Brexit stage' with respect to personal history and motivations. Furthermore, it articulates the possible ways forward in a balanced and objective way. A great listen for those with concerns about Brexit and potential impacts.

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The best forensic guide to the disaster of Brexit

If you could sum up Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now? in three words, what would they be?

An exceptional forensic analysis of the self imposed harm Brexit has inflicted on the country

What about Ian Dunt’s performance did you like?

A model of clarity

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If's and But's

Very informative and well explained, however the words maybe, may, possibly and probably are used very frequently throughout!

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A little bit wiser about the Brexit issue.

Having voted for Brexit and expecting things to change more rapidly than they are.
This book greatly improved my understanding of what is really going on. It illustrates why things are taking so long. It highlights some of the pitfalls that are facing our politicians it also shows how inept the main characters in the leave team are to follow through with their claims prior to the vote and how they are not really the right people to carry out the will of the people in the smoothest transition from in the EU to out of the EU. This book tells you far more than about the shape of Brexit deals that are likely to be achieved and accepted than May and her partners in crime are telling the British public. It's a bit pesamistic if she gets it wrong but also hopeful that she will be strong enough to pull out the very best deal for all of us and in time restore The UK to powerful independanc.
Well worth reading.

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dull and ill-considered

This is a tedious and passionless book which acts as a nightmare inversion of Capitalist Realism. Dunt has penned a leaden text which fails to consider the legacies of imperialism, contemporary power relations, or the possibility of a society which is not anchored with free market principles. Accidentally, this hastily written tome has but one value - it explains at length how leaving the EU will negatively impact banks and bureaucratic trade bodies but fails to communicate the benefits of EU membership for the average person; in this way, it's a lengthy illustration as to why the leave vote won and would do so again. Often felt like Dunt was reading press releases from free market think tanks. This is very bad.

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  • Laura
  • 17-09-18

Too bad the narrator wasn’t good

I’m unable to judge the content because this book was so hard to listen to. The reader spoke loudly at the start of the sentence, but the decibels disappeared as each sentence was read. The reader read much too fast and swallowed many words. Had a professional voice actor been used, I would have been able to concentrate on this complicated subject. In this case I was unable to focus on the content.

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