by Joe Pike (Biteback, £12.99)
As the “in” and “out” campaigns square up ahead of Britain’s forthcoming EU membership referendum, strategists on both sides could do worse than read Joe Pike’s adrenaline-fuelled, blood and guts account of the run-up to the vote on Scottish independence and its aftermath.
“Shit just got real,” one Better Together staffer says to a colleague early in the book, as they watch the signing of the 2012 Edinburgh Agreement. From then on, the pace doesn’t let up, and Pike’s enviable access to the “no” campaign’s key operators…
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