Nick Clegg memoir pushed back for Brexit analysis

Nick Clegg memoir pushed back for Brexit analysis

Nick Clegg’s memoir with The Bodley Head, a book about politics in Britain today, has been pushed back to the autumn in order to include a "full Brexit analysis".

Politics, newly subtitled Between the Extremes, will now include a full analysis of Brexit by the former deputy prime minister arguing for a "centre-ground revival".

Announced in November last year, the book - "part memoir, part road map through these tumultuous times" - will talk about politics in the context of a resurgence of nationalism, mainstream parties "in turmoil" and the "stark new divisions [that] define the country".

Clegg will offer a "frank" account of his experiences, covering the coalition's 2010 election and defeat in 2015, and "mistakes" including the controversy over tuition fees, but also his early years as an MEP in Brussels and the "tumultuous fall-out" of Britain’s EU referendum. His "key proposals for the economy, tackling inequality and reclaiming patriotism" will also feature in the book.

Previously due to be published this June, it will now be published on 15th September. 

Will Hammond, editorial director for The Bodley Head, said: "Nick Clegg’s timely book provides the inside, first-hand knowledge as well as the overarching context and insight that we need to understand this especially volatile period in our political history. His recent commentary in the press on Brexit and Britain’s future have been a prominent voice of reason, and his book provides ideas and arguments that are conspicuously absent from our national debate at the moment."