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How to Lose a Referendum

Hosted by the European Institute and Institute of Public Affairs

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speakers

Jason Farrell

Jason Farrell

Paul Goldsmith

Paul Goldsmith

Chair

Professor Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers

In their book, How To Lose A Referendum, which they will talk about at this event, Sky News senior political correspondent Jason Farrell and political blogger and economics and politics teacher Paul Goldsmith identify eighteen key reasons why the UK made its choice, from Britain’s absence at the birth of the European project to the inflammatory rhetoric of one Nigel Farage, and everything in between. The book is the product of extensive and refreshingly frank interviews with the key players from both campaigns coupled with a wide-ranging exploration of the historical context around Britain’s departure. Why was a project designed for common peace and prosperity ultimately so hard to defend?

Jason Farrell (@JasonFarrellSky) is a senior political correspondent for Sky News.

Paul Goldsmith (@PaulGoldsmith73) is a politics and economics teacher at Latymer Upper School and author of the Goldblog.

Tony Travers is Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, LSE. 

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How to Lose a Referendum (pdf)

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