Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City. Exposing the revolving doors that link these worlds, and the vested interests that bind them together, Jones shows how, in claiming to work on our behalf, the people at the top are doing precisely the opposite. In fact, they represent the biggest threat to our democracy today - and it is time they were challenged.
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Blows an essential whistle on modern Britain
Fantastically revealing insights into the takeover of modern Britain by the wealthy and powerful. Horrifying well-documented catalogue of crimes against the poor and under-privileged. Extensively-researched, including interviews with many of the key players, well-structured, clear easy-to-read writing style. Essential reading for anyone interested in the socio-economic-political situation in modern Britain, and a bible for all British socialists. People will be quoting this book for many years to come.