The Brexit vote marks a watershed moment in British history. Newspapers have produced many different assessments of what pushed voters to support the “leave” campaign, but how former British prime minister David Cameron’s approach to the EU led the country toward Brexit has received little attention thus far. Ivan Rogers was the UK permanent representative to the European Union under Cameron. In his speech at Oxford’s Hertford College, he chronicles the period that led up to the Brexit vote. getAbstract appreciates this exclusive inside perspective.
In this summary, 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.
About the Author
Ivan Rogers was the UK permanent representative of the UK to the European Union from 2013-2017, serving under British prime minister David Cameron.