Brexit: The Battle for Britain

BBC 2 / Current Affairs


On 23 June, Britain was hit by a political earthquake. Within hours of the EU referendum result, the prime minister had resigned, the pound was falling and Westminster was reeling. So how and why did thispolitical revolution happen – and how does it stand to reshape Britain’s politics?

In this film, the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg tells the inside story of how David Cameron’s referendum plan backfired – and Vote Leave won. Talking to the politicians and the people who ran the campaigns, she finds out how a perfect storm brewed, which would not just end David Cameron’s premiership, but reshape Britain’s place in the world.