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Widely dispersed both inside and outside the UK but Westminster politicians still talk the language of Attlee and Churchill How exactly has the British system changed Where does power now lie In Who Governs Britain King offers the first assessment in many years of Britain's governing arrangements as a whole providing much needed context for the upcoming electi. So a book that feels almost uaint by now it is still an interesting overview of British politics post World War II in fact the temporal limits are uite interesting and do take on a period that seems to be ended now although the end point is not made explicit in the book as it happened after the publication The volume covers governments from WWII all the way to David Cameron stopping right before the Brexit referendum and the subseuent omnishambles It feels like an almost uaint time even with all the scandals and incompetence and corruption that the book does describeIt s hard to tell King s politics from the book although he doesn t seem to fit into the left or the right probably some kind of Blairite but with a clear lack of love for socialists or conservatives so the kind of wishy washy centrist that is actually uite good for the purposes of this book King structures the book around several areas of power in Britain from Prime Ministers to Ministers to MPs to Judges and Foreign Governments and the Media In the end he is uite good at showing that pretty much no one governs Britain It s all a seuence of pretty crappy compromises and and making decisions that will please everyone while in fact not being very effective a side effect of a professionalization of politics as and MPs have no other profession and the importance of media image It ends up giving some answers to British problems which involve making politics in the UK less adversarial and consensual that worked well
CHARACTERS Who Governs Britain?
'Jaw dropping' Daily Telegraph'A timely examination of how the distribution of power has shifted' GuardianWhere does power lie in Britain today Is our system of government still fit for purpose A revelatory guide from the esteemed expert in British government and politicsThe British system has been radically transformed in recent decades far than most of us re. I ll put my hands up and say that despite being interested in political issues and debate I know knew very little about the actual history and structure of politics This book appealed to me as a good place to startReading this book I can t tell what the author s own political allegiances are He takes a neutral stance and tells us about the system I liked this Often a bias or agenda seeps into political writing and makes it hard to trust the information given This was a book set out to outline the structure of the British political system and it s shortcomings The chapter on the press was particularly scary In a world of social media I sometimes forget how easy it is to dismiss the malign influence that the tabloids still have It was presented in a way here in a way that really brought the issue to lifeProfessor King s voice seems to be one of compromise he champions utilising people s individual experience and skill sets when making policy and selecting ministers he advocates a less oppositional approach to government Ie parties working together rather than against each other on issues that don t involve core ideology and points out that countries that are not in the EU aren t necessarily any less constrained by it but don t get a say in the policy that is agreedAn interesting read concise and impartial