‘Six Days in September’ has as its main focus, the political and economic events which built up to the crisis of Wednesday 16th September 1992, a day which saw the loss to the of UK of its foreign currency reserves at the hands of financial speculators. The book derives considerable authority from its provision of blow-by-blow detail and unique access to the decision makers of the time, combined with the ability of its authors to place these events into the contexts of earlier and subsequent Anglo-European relations.
Early chapters chart the reasons why Britain has for centuries stood apart from the turbulence of mainland Europe. It has been in the main, free of international conflict, shifting borders and the rule of dictators. (Read more …)