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The best politics books of 2019

As part of Prospect's Books of the Year special, we round up the best books about politics

By Prospect Team   Winter Special

The best politics books of 2019. Photo: Prospect composite

This year saw not one but two main Brexit deadlines breached with plenty of parliamentary shenanigans. Thus the prize for most optimistic title goes to Vernon Bogdanor for Beyond Brexit (IB Tauris). Bogdanor argues authoritatively that after the UK leaves the EU it will lose constitutional protections—and so we will need a codified text. Valuable on the backstory is Kevin O’Rourke’s A Short History of Brexit (Pelican). As an Irish historian who divides his time between a French village and…

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