F**k Business - The Business of Brexit by Iain Anderson
8 October 2019
When a senior Cabinet minister dismissed corporate fears over a hard Brexit with a curt ‘F**k business,’ it seemed emblematic of a growing distance between the country’s politicians and its wealth creators.
Recounted by the founder and chairman of the UK’s largest independent lobbying business, Iain Anderson – who has had a ringside seat at the interactions between business and politics since the 2016 referendum – this is the definitive and shocking story of how and why politics and business have become utterly disconnected in the last decade; culminating in the rancour, mistrust and confusion of Brexit.
Featuring exclusive and candid interviews with those at the heart of No. 10, the Cabinet and Parliament, and with the foremost business leaders of this Brexit generation, F**k Business portrays the exhaustion felt by all major companies over politics. With unparalleled access to the key players, the book describes how business sought to prepare for Brexit only to be frustrated by the inability of Parliament to set out a clear pathway ahead. But it also points the way ahead for a new relationship and a brighter future.
This is essential, often shocking, reading for anyone interested in how Brexit unfolded for Britain’s most important economic movers and shakers.