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Politics On the Edge: A Memoir from Within: Signed Edition (Hardback)Rory Stewart (author)
Drawing from his time in Westminster and his considerable experience in foreign politics, Rory Stewart shares his insights into the era of populism and global conflict with candour and sharp humour.
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
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 240 x 156 x 40 mm
'A no-holds-barred account of what's gone wrong with modern politics, from the outspoken former Conservative minister.' - Guardian
'The Rest is Politics is by a long way the most popular politics podcast in the country.' - The Times
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“The Most Important UK Political Memoir of the 21st Century”
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Rory Stewart writes with honesty and clarity about a dysfunctional system. Given his intelligence and integrity it’s little wonder he walked away from politics, but a desperate shame for the country. He is exactly... More
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