Politics On the Edge

Politics On the Edge: A Memoir from Within: Signed Edition

History , Politics, British Politics
Hardback Published on: 14/09/2023
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From the former Conservative Cabinet minister and co-presenter of 2022's breakout hit podcast The Rest is Politics, a searing insider's account of ten extraordinary years in Parliament.

Over the course of a decade from 2010, Rory Stewart went from being a political outsider to standing for prime minister - before being sacked from a Conservative Party that he had come to barely recognise.

Tackling ministerial briefs on flood response and prison violence, engaging with conflict and poverty abroad as a foreign minister, and Brexit as a Cabinet minister, Stewart learned first-hand how profoundly hollow and inadequate our democracy and government had become. Cronyism, ignorance and sheer incompetence ran rampant. Around him, individual politicians laid the foundations for the political and economic chaos of today.

Stewart emerged battered but with a profound affection for his constituency of Penrith and the Border, and a deep direct insight into the era of populism and global conflict.

Politics On the Edge invites us into the mind of one of the most interesting actors on the British political stage. Uncompromising, candid and darkly humorous, this is his story of the challenges, absurdities and realities of political life; a new classic of political memoir and a remarkable portrait of our age.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 2928377208080
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 750g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 156 x 40 mm

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Politics On the Edge
Outstanding and honest
Rory Stewart writes with honesty and clarity about a dysfunctional system. Given his intelligence and integrity it’s little wonder he walked away from po... READ MORE
Sherrylyn  Peck
Politics On the Edge
The best memoir in British politics this century
This is essential reading for anyone interested in British politics. It will stand as a historical record of Westminster disfunction at a time when the Tor... READ MORE
Tom Parr
Politics On the Edge
A warts and all book which highlights a lot of what is wrong with our system of government and politicians. Rory Stewart comes across as a very intelligent... READ MORE
Katherine Lea