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Posted 12th Oct
Winner at the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards
Shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Book of the Year
Longlisted for the Orwell Prize, 2019
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Politicians are consistently voted the least trusted professional group by the UK public. They've recently become embroiled in scandals concerning sexual harassment and expenses. 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 tries to square this circle. She lifts the lid on the strange world of Westminster and asks why we end up with representatives with whom we are so unhappy. Filled with forensic analysis and revealing reportage, this landmark and accessible book is a must read for anyone who wants to see a future with better government.
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Sirisena12/10/2019 16:11

I’m waiting for the book call “ why we always voting wrong politicians! “.


There is no good politician because eventually they have to lick something to gain or maintain a position. Might aswell be a lawyer for drug dealers...
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I’m waiting for the book call “ why we always voting wrong politicians! “.
Sirisena12/10/2019 16:11

I’m waiting for the book call “ why we always voting wrong politicians! “.


There is no good politician because eventually they have to lick something to gain or maintain a position. Might aswell be a lawyer for drug dealers...
Because we keep voting in self-serving liars.
I would argue politicians are anything but a "professional class", as they require absolutely no qualification to practise their occupation.
Why do we get the wrong journalists? e.g. ones who edit or write for the Sprectator.
Flapjackdoodoo12/10/2019 17:24

Why do we get the wrong journalists? e.g. ones who edit or write for the …Why do we get the wrong journalists? e.g. ones who edit or write for the Sprectator.


At least they can spell...
Journos and lawyers make up the majority. What should we expect?
Billy Connolly got it 100% bang-on right. "The desire to be a politician should automatically bar you for life from actually being one..."
We get the politicians we deserve.
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