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Why We Get the Wrong Politicians

Author: Hardman, Isabel (Author)
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Pub Date: 04/04/2019
Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
ISBN: 9781782399759
Availability: In stock
Quick overview A frequent television pundit and one of the UK's stars in political journalism asks the urgent questions of why we lost faith in politicians - and how we can get it back. Shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Book of the Year "A really good book... Well-structured and well-written." Observer "Well written and incisive." The Times "Vital and compelling." New Statesman
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Shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Book of the Year
Winner at the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards

"A really good book... Well-structured and well-written." Observer
"Well written and incisive." The Times
"Vital and compelling." New Statesman

In an era when politicians are responsible for the Brexit logjam and embroiled in sexual-harassment and expenses scandals, it's no wonder we've lost our faith in government. Every year, they introduce new legislation that doesn't do what it sets out to achieve - often with terrible financial and human costs. But, with some notable exceptions, they are decent, hard-working people, doing a hugely difficult and demanding job. In this searching examination of our political class, award-winning journalist Isabel Hardman investigates the strange and demanding world of Westminster, and asks why we end up with representatives we no longer trust - and how might faith be restored.

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