Three Years in Hell

The Brexit Chronicles
 
 
Apollo (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 5. März 2020
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  • 400 Seiten
 
E-Book
978-1-83893-522-1 (ISBN)
 

Three years in the troubled British Isles from the bestselling author of Heroic Failure. In 2011 Queen Elizabeth made her first ever state visit to the Irish Republic. It was a great, moving occasion. 'In settling once and for all its relationship with Ireland,' Fintan O'Toole writes, 'Britain was also settling its relationship with the rest of the world, taking its place as a normal, equal democracy.'

It was not to last.

Three Years in Hell is the fiercely intelligent, funny, sorrowful and angry record of a slow-motion catastrophe. At its heart is the enigma of English nationalism. On the morning after the 2016 referendum O'Toole wrote:

'It is a question the English used to ask about their subject peoples: are they ready for self-government? But it is now one that has to be asked about the English themselves... England seems to be stumbling towards a national independence it has scarcely even discussed, let alone prepared for. It is on the brink of one of history's strangest nationalist revolutions.'

For the next three years and more, O'Toole responded to the unfolding of this question's implications. That story, full of unintended comedy and tragedy, culminates in the election of Boris Johnson, running against a weak, accidental Labour leader who promised to remain 'neutral' on the most important question of our time.

This urgent book needs to be read by anyone who cares about the future of our islands and the wider world.

  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
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978-1-83893-522-1 (9781838935221)
Fintan O'Toole is a historian, biographer, literary critic and political commentator. His work has won many awards, and he writes for the Irish Times, Guardian and New York Review of Books. His books include A Traitor's Kiss, his life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Judging Shaw and White Savage. His investigative, polemical books have all been bestsellers: Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, Ship of Fools and Enough is Enough. He is writing the authorised biography of Seamus Heaney and, for Head of Zeus, a history of Ireland in his own time.
  • Intro
  • By the Same Author
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Dedication
  • Epigraph
  • INTRODUCTION: Before the Golden Age
  • Acknowledgements
  • Prelude: 22 May 2011
  • 2016
  • TIMELINE
  • 18 June 2016
  • 21 June 2016
  • 24 June 2016
  • 24 June 2016
  • 24 June 2016
  • 1 July 2016
  • 2 July 2016
  • 12 July 2016
  • 21 October 2016
  • 2017
  • TIMELINE
  • 17 January 2017
  • 23 February 2017
  • 21 March 2017
  • 28 March 2017
  • 18 April 2017
  • 6 June 2017
  • 9 June 2017
  • 10 June 2017
  • 13 June 2017
  • 17 June 2017
  • 8 July 2017
  • 8 August 2017
  • 15 August 2017
  • 16 August 2017
  • 29 August 2017
  • 29 August 2017
  • 23 September 2017
  • 26 September 2017
  • 12 November 2017
  • 14 November 2017
  • 5 December 2017
  • 8 December 2017
  • 9 December 2017
  • 2018
  • TIMELINE
  • 13 February 2018
  • 20 February 2018
  • 25 February 2018
  • 27 February 2018
  • 3 March 2018
  • 6 March 2018
  • 28 April 2018
  • 26 May 2018
  • 29 May 2018
  • 12 June 2018
  • TIMELINE
  • 10 July 2018
  • 14 July 2018
  • 28 July 2018
  • 31 July 2018
  • TIMELINE
  • 15 September 2018
  • 22 September 2018
  • 29 September 2018
  • 6 October 2018
  • 16 October 2018
  • TIMELINE
  • 6 November 2018
  • 13 November 2018
  • 17 November 2018
  • 19 November 2018
  • 20 November 2018
  • 24 November 2018
  • 27 November 2018
  • 11 December 2018
  • 15 December 2018
  • 16 December 2018
  • 22 December 2018
  • 2019
  • TIMELINE
  • 5 January 2019
  • 8 January 2019
  • 15 January 2019
  • 18 January 2019
  • 22 January 2019
  • TIMELINE
  • 12 February 2019
  • 19 February 2019
  • 16 March 2019
  • 19 March 2019
  • 23 March 2019
  • 26 March 2019
  • TIMELINE
  • 6 April 2019
  • 1. The Leave campaign's promises
  • 2. The Leave campaign's illegal breach of spending limits, purloined Facebook data and use of secretly targeted digital propaganda
  • 3. The consequence of having no feasible plans for what would happen after the referendum
  • 4. The backward glance to empire and the Second World War
  • 5. The triggering of Article 50 with no road map for negotiations
  • 6. The increasingly ludicrous hype
  • 7. The promised trade deals with other countries fail to materialise
  • 8. The backstop
  • 9. The indicative votes
  • 10. The mirage that keeps receding into the distance
  • 9 April 2019
  • 7 May 2019
  • 4 June 2019
  • 11 June 2019
  • 14 June 2019
  • 18 June 2019
  • 25 June 2019
  • 2 July 2019
  • 9 July 2019
  • 17 July 2019
  • 17 July 2019
  • 20 July 2019
  • 23 July 2019
  • TIMELINE
  • 25 July 2019
  • 27 July 2019
  • 10 August 2019
  • 13 August 2019
  • 3 September 2019
  • 7 September 2019
  • 1 October 2019
  • 3 October 2019
  • 5 October 2019
  • 15 October 2019
  • 18 October 2019
  • 30 October 2019
  • 2 November 2019
  • 5 November 2019
  • 7 December 2019
  • Envoi
  • About the Author
  • An Invitation from the Publisher

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