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<p><b>An urgent and timely exploration of a British political system in peril and what we must do to save it.</b></p><p><i>World-leading. World-beating. Global Britain.</i></p><p>For centuries, British identity has been shaped by ideas of exceptionalism and grandeur. Yet its democracy is failing. Minority governments elected under a deeply unrepresentative first-past-the-post system have delivered wounding blows to the country's economy and international standing. <i>Britain Is Better Than This</i> explores the constitutional and structural failures at the heart of this political system. It sheds light on a culture of lies, mistrust and corruption. It reveals fundamental flaws in core institutions, including the House of Lords and the House of Commons. It draws on events such as the MP expenses scandal, Brexit and 'Partygate', and the farcical premiership of Liz Truss, symptoms of a government in crisis. But it also looks ahead, offering practical solutions and a positive outlook, and asks the question: what can we do to build a better future?</p><p>Written by acclaimed journalist Gavin Esler, this is an urgent and timely investigation into a British political system in peril and what we must do to save it.</p>

ISBN
9781804547724
Imprint
Apollo
Category
Non Fiction
Published
Pages
352
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<p>An exploration of a British political system in peril and what we must do to save it.</p>

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<b>PRAISE FOR <i>HOW BRITAIN ENDS</i></b>: <br />
'A wonderful book which will be quoted in years to come' New European. <br />
'An eloquent, forensic examination of resurgent English nationalism as the force that has driven Brexit and may now break up the United Kingdom' Jonathan Coe. <br />
'A fascinating book that draws on poetry, literature and on-the-ground reporting' The Times. <br />
'Packed with broad cultural and literary insight to go with hard-nosed political evaluation' GQ. <br />
'A cool-headed contribution to this often emotional debate'

Sunday Business Post

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ISBN
9781804547700
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eBook
Title
Britain Is Better Than This
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9.99
ISBN
9781804547724
Format
Trade Paperback
Title
Britain Is Better Than This
Price_Amount
18.99
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<p>Gavin Esler is a well respected journalist, former Newsnight presenter, and has an engaged following of 100k on Twitter.</p>

<p>A challenging and engaging polemic on the current state of affairs in the UK.</p>

<p>Combines author expertise, research and first-hand insights from those at the heart of the political system.</p>

<p>MARKET: Isabel Hardman; Robert Peston; Fintan O'Toole.</p>

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