Harry Mount is editor of the Oldie Magazine. Previously, he was a leader writer and New York correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He writes for the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Sunday Times, the Spectator and Literary Review.
His new book is Summer Madness – How Brexit Split the Tories, Destroyed Labour and Divided the Country. He is also the author of the top 10 bestseller, Amo, Amas, Amat and All That , Odyssey – Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus and How England Made the English.
In the three short weeks between the EU referendum on 23 June and Theresa May’s entrance to Downing Street on 13 July, Brexit morphed into a murderous monster, swallowing David Cameron and George Osborne whole. Michael Gove stabbed fellow Brexiteer, Boris Johnson, squarely in the back, while Jeremy Corbyn was deserted by more than twenty Shadow Cabinet members. Even Nigel Farage, the only party leader to emerge victorious from the referendum, resigned the UKIP leadership. How did Brexit turn into a weapon of mass political destruction? Harry Mount reveals all.