Shortlisted for the 2018 Waterstones Book of the YearWinner 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 StatesmanIn 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.
Author: Isabel Hardman
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