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Why We Get the Wrong Politicians Isabel Hardman

Why We Get the Wrong Politicians By Isabel Hardman

Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman

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Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman

Shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Book of the Year
Winner at the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards
Longlisted for the Orwell Prize, 2019

"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.

Why We Get the Wrong Politicians Reviews

Hardman's well-written, incisive book provides a good compass with which to navigate this changing landscape * The Times *
A fast-paced, intelligent dissection of modern politics, packed full of juicy anecdotes and insider knowledge * Helen Lewis, New Statesman *
A must-read for anyone who wants to change the way they think about politicians and how they vote. * Evening Standard *
Invaluable for those who think they know what's wrong with Westminster but have no idea how to put it right * John Humphrys - Presenter, Today Programme *
A fascinating insider's view. * Daily Mirror *
A must-read for anyone who wants a better Parliament. Crammed with insight and gossip, it will hopefully provoke the Westminster bubble to clean itself up -- Asa Bennet * Daily Telegraph *
With humour and humanity, Isabel Hardman lifts the lid on the Houses of Parliament... This book has the power to fundamentally change how we do things in this country * Emily Maitlis - Presenter, Newsnight *
Riveting * Daily Telegraph *
A rich experience. * Guardian, summer books *

About Isabel Hardman

Isabel Hardman is a journalist and broadcaster. She is Assistant Editor of The Spectator and presents Week in Westminster on BBC Radio 4. In 2015, she was named "Journalist of the Year" at the Political Studies Association's annual awards. She lives in London.

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Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman
Used - Very Good
Atlantic Books
Long-listed for ORWELL PRIZE 2019 (UK)
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