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Parliament Ltd

A journey to the dark heart of British politics
Narrated by: Esther Wane, Luke Thompson
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (221 ratings)
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Summary

If you want to understand why politics isn't working, the first place to look is in the bank accounts of our politicians. From secret second jobs to suspicious tax avoidance schemes, British politicians continue to rake in money and consistently mislead Parliament with conflicts of interest.

And years after the expenses scandal, politicians are now claiming more expenses than ever before.

In Parliament Ltd, investigative journalist Martin Williams reveals the true extent of greed and corruption in Westminster. Containing explosive new revelations about the activities of those at the top, this is a shocking untold tale that goes to the rotten heart of British politics.

©2016 Martin Williams (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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painfully exposing the Parliament

If you like to listen to the scandals of the MPs...this is your book. doesn't paint a beautiful picture of the system...sadly they all may be true and we all need to know about these

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outstanding and very revealing

Paint a picture of British politics today........ Yes this book ticks all the boxes satire corruption conflict of interest and an incessant want to the stasis quo. Be careful not to get depressed one day the people in charge will pay for their crimes against the people of britian.

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Excellent and fascinating.

Superbly written and performed. Best Performed audiobook I have listened to so far.

Not particularly preachy, but clear about the conflicts of interests that plague Westminster. And the attitude of MPs towards their outside interests and expenses.

No parties go unscrutinised. A worthy listen for anyone with any interest in politics of any persuasion.

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Well researched, irrefutable and powerful

MPs and Lords haven't rehabilitated themselves after the expenses scandal - entertaining and well narrated.

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Very good book loved it

narration was very good book was interesting not quite the scandal I was anticipating but demonstrates the attitude held by many politicians and the reason why all of us dislike politicians and why they are all so out of touch with everyday people.

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Very good journalism, effect is reduced by ideology

The journalism here is excellent, strong investigation into parts of the Westminster regime to expose the excesses of politicians which carry on to this day. Some of the information in here is truly unique, such as the detailed summary of company directorships. If you are looking for evidence and fuel to be angry at the political system, look no further.

However, the author does somewhat detract from his main message in places by letting his ideology slip into the book, rather than remaining completely objective. For example, he assumes in one chapter that privatisation of the NHS is bad, without providing any evidence to back up this assertion. But if you can ignore these minor references, it definitely doesn't ruin the books message.

Final point which is audiobook related: the author has clearly added a lot of footnotes in the book to try to absolve himself of libel e.g. "This section does not imply that X has done anything illegal", etc. The narrator has read each of these out, which becomes irritating and ruins the flow of the book.

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Excellent insight - thought-provoking

Such a well researched book presented in a fantastic way. Really great read which I've already recommended to a few friends. Impactful insight - changed my view of politicians completely.

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Unbelievable, explosive, mind blowing claims

There were times where I literally gasped, laughed, clapped and whinced listening to this.

Exposing the dark heart of politics where morality has been swept away with the brush of business, Martin Williams has done an epic job of proportions revealing how intertwined the British government is with lobbyists, expenses scandals, external business interests with many even relating to human rights abuses. I would definitely want to hear an updated version reflecting the current government in power.

Bravo to Williams - an extremely important read for this generation.

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A really important book

I had no idea second jobs and lobbying were such an important issue. Everyone should read this this book and then act. Very well written to keep the reader interested as well.

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A must read for all who vote.

The narrator was perfect . With a typical narrator who reads stories it would have been hard going. He spoke with just the right tones to show how many of our politicians are just self serving.