Our editorial team and contributors’ choice of books to read.
Updated in March 2020.
SLAYING BREXIT UNICORNS - THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR DECISION TO LEAVE THE EUBrexit is having a massive impact on the UK, even ahead of our official departure from the EU. Jobs are going, investment is drying up, companies are moving to the EU27 or redomiciling. Politics as usual is a distant memory
Backed by his War Cabinet, Boris Johnson is pouring billions of pounds into no deal preparations. Meanwhile, experts warn of food and medicine shortages, delays at the ports, and the collapse of just in time manufacturing.
As we hurtle towards the biggest upheaval our nation has faced in peacetime, there is a desperate need for clarity. We're about to upend our relationship with the European Union, and the wider international community. We owe it to ourselves to understand what we are giving up, and what we are letting ourselves in for.
NATIVES: RACE AND CLASS IN THE RUINS OF EMPIREFrom the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today.
Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Nativesspeaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire.
Natives is the searing modern polemic and Sunday Times bestseller from the BAFTA and MOBO award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala.
A VERY STABLE GENIUSDrawing on nearly three years of reporting, hundreds of hours of interviews and more than two hundred sources, including some of the most senior members of the administration, friends and first-hand witnesses who have never spoken before, Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig take us inside some of the most controversial moments of Trump's presidency. They peer deeply into Trump's White House - at the aides pressured to lie to the public, the lawyers scrambling to clear up norm-breaking disasters, and the staffers whose careers have been reduced to ashes - to paint an unparalleled group portrait of an administration driven by self-preservation and paranoia.
HOW TO BE RIGHTIn the bestselling How To Be Right, James O’Brien provides a hilarious and invigorating guide to talking to people with unchallenged opinions. With chapters on every lightning-rod issue, James shows how people have been fooled into thinking the way they do, and in each case outlines the key questions to ask to reveal fallacies, inconsistencies and double standards.
IN A WORLD GONE WRONG
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