11th September - Tim Shipman, Out

Ticket Type: Ticket only
Sale price£15.00


Wednesday 11th September, 7.30pm
Backstory, 71 Balham High Road, SW12 9AP

We’re very excited to welcome Tim Shipman, The Sunday Times’s Chief Political Commentator, to talk about the final volume in his epic quartet charting the Brexit psychodrama of the last few years, Out.

About the book:

The hotly anticipated final book of bestselling author Tim Shipman’s Brexit quartet. The Johnson Years to Rishi Sunak How did Boris Johnson supersede Theresa May to become Britain's Prime Minister? How did he pursue his promise to Get Brexit Done amidst multiple Brexit secretaries, repeated coup attempts and reshuffles, and an extraordinarily terse relationship with Brussels? What really happened in Downing Street – from the political choices to the party place settings – as the pandemic took the world in its grip? Out follows from May's resignation through to the tussles over the final Brexit deal, the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our shortest serving PM ever. If pre-Theresa May Westminster was largely obsessed with the clever idealism of The West Wing, marinated in the farce of The Thick of It, the parable of these years became Game of Thrones, the pseudo-medieval swords and shagging epic pitching warring factions against each other in the quest for the iron throne.

At the centre of the action was Tim Shipman, chief political commentator for the Sunday Times, taking notes on the guts and gore and tears. Out is a riveting, rambunctious account of the most dramatic years in modern British politics.

 Tickets available:

Ticket only - £15

Ticket & book (RRP £26, to collect on the night) - £30

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