• How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
  • How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
  • How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
  • How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
  • How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
  • How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
  • How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
  • How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't

How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't

Politics
Hardback Published on: 13/04/2023
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How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
Like ‘Yes Minister,’ only more enraging – and all true
If you frequently find yourself baffled and infuriated by the goings-on in Westminster, this is the book for you. Ian Dunt takes an unflinching look at the... READ MORE
Anna at Waterstones Head Office
How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
Essential reading for anyone wondering how we ended up in this mess and how we can get out of it
It's been a long time since a book made me this upset or angry, and I mean that as a compliment. Dunt offers an accessible overview of our current politi... READ MORE
Sam E
How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
Required reading
Ian Dunt's walk-through of Westminster is a perfect handbook to everything and anything about how our system 'works'. It is highly engaging, and easily di... READ MORE
Lewis Walker
How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
Essential reading for Politicos
At times this book feels like it's science fiction but in the chapters, Dunt makes the case simply how UK Politics can be improved immeasurably but that it... READ MORE
Adam Yates
How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
Vital reading
This book will make you angry. It is a clinical and methodical dissection of our government and how it works, all the way from MP selection to the House of... READ MORE
Angie at Blackpool

Synopsis

British politics is broken. Anyone sitting down to watch the news will get a firm sense that something has gone terribly wrong. Prime ministers are misleading and inadequate. Cabinet secretaries are uninformed and deluded. Many MPs are of the lowest imaginable quality. The legislation is sloppy, ineffective and broadly worded. Expertise is denigrated. Lies are rewarded. And deep-seated, long-lasting national problems go permanently unresolved. Most of us have a sense that the system doesn't work - but do we know how to articulate exactly why? The reality is that despite all the coverage, hardly anyone understands how Westminster actually works. Our political and financial system is cloaked in secrecy, archaic terminology, ancient custom, impenetrable technical jargon and deliberate obfuscation. How Westminster works...and why it doesn't is an impeccably researched and highly informative account of the reality behind the news stories we read every day. It provides exactly what people in power have always tried to avoid: a description of the mechanisms of government which can be understood by anyone.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781399602730
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 565g
  • Dimensions: 220 x 146 x 44 mm

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How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
Easy to understand, detailed and engrossing
I really enjoyed this book. It covers all aspects of how politics at the national level works. The chapters are concise with just the right amount of det... READ MORE
Canuck Abroad
How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
Not what I was expecting
I have a keen interest in politics and was so looking forward to reading this. There are some interesting tales in the book but I found the writing style ... READ MORE
Sharon Sutton
How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
A must read
I thought I had a pretty good grasp of politics in this country when I came to this book. After all, I am a qualified lawyer, so I have studied our constit... READ MORE
Julie Morris
How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
Beyond the Cracks: Unveiling Broken Politics and Charting a Path to Renewal
The author pens another thrilling, detailed book, following his highly esteemed 'How to Be a Liberal', containing facts, figures and interviews with the pe... READ MORE
Matthew Bartlett
How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
How Westminster works..and why is doesn't
A book to really open your eyes about the state of political system
Haydn Burrows
How Westminster Works... and Why It Doesn't
Indispensable
If you want to understand how the political system operates and why its not working then focus on this book,its an eye opener. Also Ian Dunt writes really ... READ MORE
Tomas Enrique Kernohan