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Brexit: The Uncivil War

Dominic Cummings

The architect of Britain’s vote to Leave, Cummings was already one of the most divisive figure in Westminster whom David Cameron called a “career psychopath”. Different to most political strategists in that he wants nothing more than the burning down and replacement of the entire Whitehall machine, this self-confessed disruptor is the most influential figure in modern politics that most people have never heard of…

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War Rory Kinnear (Craig Oliver)

Craig Oliver

Smart, easy-going, and respectable – David Cameron’s communications director is the opposite in every way to his rival Dominic Cummings. The director of Remain famously worried that the referendum would ‘unleash demons’ that the establishment might not be able to control.

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War John Heffernan (Matthew Elliot)

Matthew Elliott

You would never suspect that this mild-mannered, bespectacled policy wonk was the lobbyist whose controversial affiliations (the TaxPayers’ Alliance) and radical libertarian views evoke such ire in his enemies. Elliot is Cummings lieutenant who will get tempted to overthrow his master when the top job at Vote Leave presents itself…

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War Liz White (Mary Wakefield)

Mary Wakefield

Cumming’s talented journalistic wife and most ardent supporter, Mary gets to witness the more vulnerable side to the arch political manipulator that very few others get to see…

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War Kyle Soller (Zack Massingham)

Zack Massingham

One of the most elusive and controversial figures of recent years, the co-founder of AggregateIQ is less well known than his counterparts over at Cambridge Analytica, but without this Canadian data scientist’s brain and new, revolutionary technology, even Dominic Cummings confesses that Vote Leave would not have won…

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War Simon Paisley Day (Douglas Carswell)

Douglas Carswell

UKIP’s only MP despite being hated by… well, UKIP, in the form of Banks and Farage. The ‘respectable’ face of radical Eurosceptics who was pivotal in legitimising what was once a fringe obsession…

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War Richard Goulding (Boris Johnson)

Boris Johnson

The larger than life former Mayor of London and the very public face of the Leave campaign. A contrarian and a populist whose endorsement may have altered history forever. But does he believe in the cause…

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War Oliver Maltman (Michael Gove)

Michael Gove

Considered one of the greatest minds in the modern Conservative movement, Gove has never denied being a Eurosceptic, feeling pained that his principles separated him from the rest of the Notting Hill set he so adored. But there is a ruthless streak hidden there too…

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War Paul Ryan (Nigel Farage)

Nigel Farage

The populist anti-EU figure for a generation, Farage suddenly fears being left on the sidelines now his moment has finally come. When Cummings steals the campaign nomination right from under him, Farage will form a breakaway campaign more aggressive and bombastic than anyone could have imagined…

 

Brexit: The Uncivil War Lee Boardman (Aaron Banks)

Arron Banks

The anti-establishment billionaire who hates politics and politicians, Banks is determined to use his personal wealth to add a bit of Trumpian chaos into conservative British politics…

Daniel Hannan

The cerebral MEP who Remain considered one of their greatest threats due to his high intellect and respectable manner, Hannan will find himself caught more between the warring factions inside his own side than with the enemy…

Victoria Woodcock

The Operations Director considered pivotal to the successful running of Vote Leave, the ordered brain across all areas who doesn’t seek the limelight…

Bill Cash

Old school Tory MP who has been at the heart of the Eurosceptic movement for several decades, now threatened with irrelevance now that Cummings data-driven new politics is the new show in town…

Bernard Jenkin

Conservative heavyweight and board member for Vote Leave, will find himself railing against Cummings radical way of working.

Sir John Mills

A Labour Party donor and chair of Vote Leave who may find his own attempted coup at Vote Leave backfiring…

Lucy Thomas

The skilled Deputy Director at Remain who will find herself struggling to push the Conservative led operation to be more front-footed and aggressive in its approach to fighting the onslaught from Vote Leave…

Andrew Cooper

Cooper is the pollster in residence for the Conservatives who successfully helped hold onto the Union in the Scottish Referendum, but now faces an even more dangerous threat to national unity…

Robert Mercer

An American Billionaire friend of Nigel Farage and largest investor in Cambridge Analytica, this reclusive computer scientist has been influencing the course of global politics from behind the scenes for years…