Mark Francois to self-publish Brexit book turned down by ‘Remain-biased’ publishers

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Conservative MP Marc Francois is to self-publish a memoir of his role in the Brexit fight – claiming he was turned down by people in the book industry who did not want the UK to leave the EU.

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Brexitier, head of Tory Eurosceptics’ European Research Group (ERG), said his book was turned down by the Riemann-biased publishing house. spartan victory,

“I wrote it during the lockdown and it is basically about the fight for Brexit – a three-year battle in Parliament and the media to respect the outcome of the referendum,” Mr. Francois told WireChoppers Politics Podcast.


Explaining that he approached a few dozen publishers with his book on the “inside story” of Brexit, the Tory MP said: “The problem was that the conservatism within the publishing industry is too much.”

Mr François said: “I received some good praise on the book and writing, but after some time it became clear that no publisher wanted to publish it.”

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Asked whether the publishers were really biased or whether the idea was “on your mind”, Mr. Francois said: “There was definitely an element to it. I would have gotten it second-hand through an agent, to be fair.” So I wasn’t doing it face to face.

Mr Francois said he had been advised to do his job by fellow Tory MP Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed culture secretary. “She said, ‘If the book deserves to be published, get it published yourself,'” he said.

The ERG chief added: “If 0.1% of the people who voted for Brexit bought the book that would make 17,400 sales.”

Meanwhile, a backbench Tory MP said he wants the government to suspend parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol to trigger Article 16 if the EU does not accede to Britain’s demands – “ideally” by Christmas. Wants to see bold steps first.

Mr. Francois said: “[If] you keep threatening to [trigger Article 16] And if you don’t do that, you look weak. If we are going to do that, it should be in the next few weeks,” the ERG chief said.

On Friday Lord Frost said “significant” gaps still remained after his latest discussions with EU Commission Vice President Maros Sefkovic over the impasse over the protocol, with both sides agreeing to “intense” talks.

The Brexit minister confirmed that the UK is ready to invoke Article 16 – unilaterally suspending some of the arrangements already agreed with the EU – if no agreement can be reached.

“I made it clear that the UK still wants to find a negotiated solution, if possible,” he said. “Yet the gap between our position is still significant and progress has been quite limited on many issues.”

The UK is pushing under the protocol to ease checks on goods moving into Northern Ireland from mainland Great Britain, arguing they are hurting trade and affecting community ties.

Mr Sefkovic urged Britain to conclude a deal to allow the UK to more easily flow drugs from the UK into Northern Ireland as well as other issues related to trade in the British province.


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