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The establishment : and how they get away with it /

by Jones, Owen (Owen Peter).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [London] : Penguin, 2015Description: xxiv, 358 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780141974996.Subject(s): Elite (Social sciences) -- Great Britain | Bureaucracy -- Great Britain | Social classes -- Political aspects | Business and politics | Power (Social sciences) | Wealth -- Great Britain | Capitalism -- Great Britain | Great Britain -- Government and politics | Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Contents:
The Outriders -- The Westminster cartel -- Mediaocracy -- The boys in blue -- Scrounging off the state -- Tycoons and tax-dodgers -- Masters of the universe -- The illusion of sovereignty -- Conclusion : a democratic revolution.
Summary: Behind British 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 the lives of UK citizens, the author sets out on a journey into the heart of the British '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, he shows how, in claiming to work on the public behalf, the people at the top are doing precisely the opposite. In fact, they represent the biggest threat to UK democracy today ... and it is time they were challenged.
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Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2014.

"[This edition] published with a new foreword"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-358) and index.

The Outriders -- The Westminster cartel -- Mediaocracy -- The boys in blue -- Scrounging off the state -- Tycoons and tax-dodgers -- Masters of the universe -- The illusion of sovereignty -- Conclusion : a democratic revolution.

Behind British 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 the lives of UK citizens, the author sets out on a journey into the heart of the British '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, he shows how, in claiming to work on the public behalf, the people at the top are doing precisely the opposite. In fact, they represent the biggest threat to UK democracy today ... and it is time they were challenged.

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