The Brexit vote marks a watershed moment in British history. While newspapers have produced many different assessments of what pushed voters to support the “leave” campaign, the UK government’s perspective on how former British prime minister David Cameron's approach to the EU ultimately led to Brexit has received little attention thus far. In a lecture at Hertford College, Oxford, Ivan Rogers, the UK permanent representative to the European Union under Cameron, offers an exclusive inside look at the crucial period leading up to the historic Brexit vote.
In this article, you will learn
- How David Cameron tried to assuage Euroskeptics within his party and keep the United Kingdom inside the EU Single Market and
- How the eurozone crisis threw a wrench into Cameron’s political calculations.
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