Good Chaps

Good Chaps: How Corrupt Politicians Broke Our Law and Institutions - And What We Can Do About It

History & Politics, Politics
Paperback Published on: 13/06/2024
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Good Chaps
Depressingly True
A short yet devastating account of how the UK sold its soul to the highest bidders in the last quarter of a century, Good Chaps is essential reading but al... READ MORE
Sean O'Conor


'At a time when democracy feels threatened, Simon Kuper is fighting hard for a better vision of politics - he is brutally honest about our problems but never loses hope that we can build a better democracy' Rory Stewart

'An intelligible, compelling and enraging narrative ... how the Good Chaps get away with it' New Statesman

The 'Good Chaps' theory holds that those who rise to power in the UK can be trusted to follow the rules and do the right thing. They're good chaps, after all. Yet Britain appears to have been taken over by bad chaps, and politics is awash with financial scandals, donors who have practically bought shares in political parties, and a shameless contempt for the rules.

Simon Kuper, author of the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Chums, exposes how corruption took control of public life, and asks: how can we get politicians to behave like good chaps again?

  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781805221227
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 18 mm

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Good Chaps
The Solution
Good Chaps by Simon Kuper: Good Chaps is the literary equivalent of what cinema calls a ‘wet print’. It’s about corruption in public life and is we hea... READ MORE
Kev McCready