Tim Shipman is the Political Editor of The Sunday Times newspaper and has been covering politics since 2001, an enterprise that has broadened his mind and his waistline. He has also reported from Westminster for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Express.
He is a regular on the BBC and Sky News, where he is to be found offering analysis and sarcasm depending on what the situation demands. He popularised the word “omnishambles” in Westminster long before George Osborne based his 2012 budget on the concept.
"Britain underwent a political revolution last summer. Tim Shipman, one of the most brilliant, best informed and well-connected journalists in Westminster, has written a superlative book which does full justice to a momentous time in a national history"
‘Stonkingly good: if you’re vaguely interested in politics buy it. It won’t be bettered’
‘Shipman’s book is by far the best. It is a detailed, often pitch-perfect account that delivers the tale with an infectious sense of human drama – no mean feat, given the task of completing the whole thing so quickly’
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"A fine book... I can't imagine a more evenhanded or better-sourced, all-points-of-view account of the biggest story in British politics since the Second World War...Unlike most instant Westminster writing, it will last...Entirely essential"
‘Undoubtedly the British political book of the year’
‘A superb work of storytelling and reporting. Sets new benchmark for the writing of contemporary political history’
'Excellent … Shipman convincingly marshals fresh evidence to prove what we already half-knew’
‘Thorough, comprehensive and utterly gripping. It is hard to imagine a better first draft of history’
"Tim Shipman's dispatches from the political front line are a must read"
"Tim Shipman is brilliantly qualified to write the inside story of the referendum, with his unrivalled access to all the players"
‘One of the best political journalists of his era … It’s impossible to fully comprehend what happened on June 23 and the ensuing two weeks without reading this book … Brilliant’
'The essential account … Shipman has spoken to every key individual to produce the definitive first draft of history, a comprehensive yet impartial study of how Brexit won’