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Why are our politicians so bad?

One Westminster insider has some answers

By Alex Dean   October 2018
The wrong man? Boris Johnson

The wrong man? Boris Johnson

The British public does not like its politicians. Just 21 per cent of us say we would trust an MP to tell the truth, meaning we think less of them than we do bankers.

How have we ended up with a political class despised by many of those it supposedly serves? This is the question Isabel Hardman sets out to answer in her excellent new book Why We Get the Wrong Politicians.

As those who read her…

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