Book Review

Book Review: Tim Shipman’s No Way Out homes in on the tortuous Brexit backstop talks

The former British prime minister Theresa May comes out particularly badly from No Way Out, the latest volume in Shipman’s Brexit series

Theresa May, British prime minister during most of the Brexit period, who famously said ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Picture: Getty

Leo Varadkar could be forgiven for smiling ruefully when he sees the cover of No Way Out. It’s illustrated by a cartoon of the ex-taoiseach and other Brexit-era political heavyweights pinning Theresa May to the ground with a rope.

Varadkar has said that he “often wonders” if he should have done more to help his British counterpart get her Northern Ireland backstop deal through the House of Commons. Judging by the latest volume in Tim ...