Politics On the Edge

Politics On the Edge

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: 9781787332713
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 704g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 41 mm

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Politics On the Edge
Beautifully written. A stunning insight into life in Westminster. I found the chapter on prison reform particularly inspiring. Overall, it comes across as ... READ MORE
Peter Stanford
Politics On the Edge
The Most Important UK Political Memoir of the 21st Century
Stewart puts the dirty laundry of British politics firmly on the table in Politics on the Edge. This book serves as a timely warning to the public over ho... READ MORE
Jake Reisser-Weston
Politics On the Edge
Rory Stewart is revealed as a compassionate, intelligent politician, who stuck to his principals, whilst all around sacrificed theirs, for the sake of thei... READ MORE
Rod Boot