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The Silent State : Secrets, Surveillance and the Myth of British Democracy Revealing that the MPs expenses scandal of Britain is merely the tip of the iceberg, this title exposes the shocking and often farcical lack of transparency at various levels of government It argues that without proper access to the information that citizens pay for, Britain can never be a true democracy



10 thoughts on “The Silent State : Secrets, Surveillance and the Myth of British Democracy

  1. Amy Amy says:

    Anyone who votes need to read this as working under a government department I can confirm that very little has changed in the 5 years since this publication I went from shock to outrage to pure fury by the end of this investigative report from Heather Brooke famous for helping expose the 2009 MP expenses scandal The the public and their money are treated by those who are meant to be there to hel


  2. Godzilla Godzilla says:

    This is one of those books which really makes you pause and question things.The term democracy is bandied around almost without thinking, but soem basic omissions and problems are laid very bare here.The tangle of bureaucracy and obstruction put in place beggars belief at times.There are fascinating insights into the workings of local govenrment, the justice system and of course the recent MPs expen


  3. Richard Ninnim Richard Ninnim says:

    as it is a few years old some of it may be a little outdated, however having said that it s still an interesting insight into how we are still being kept in the dark in a society where freedom of speech and information is only wording actual access to these is still so restricted it s untrue Most of this some people already know, if you have ever tried to get information from any government body or duri


  4. TomF TomF says:

    A slightly annoying but definitely informative read by the journo who was key to the expenses scandal breaking In a wide ranging look at how info is withheld from us, from local councils up to the embroidered pomposities of Parliament, via law courts and police stats, she turns over a lot of stones Her fervour does work against her at times though, leading her to describe a council cutting back on its biase


  5. Paul Fadoju Paul Fadoju says:

    After reading the book I can imagine the politicians so happy to have the upper hand on Murdoch s empire Heather Brooke gives a clear, detailed and concise information about how ignorant we all are to the behemoth power of the state A book recommended to all, though most of us are working for the state.


  6. Dean Irwin Dean Irwin says:

    This book should be required reading for every single member of the electorate or at least those inteligent enough to exercise the right to vote As a history student I was shocked and apalled to read this book the events it describes read like some sort of medieval description of government as oppose to a twenty first century democratic government This book should be required reading for every single member of the


  7. Jo Kelly Jo Kelly says:

    Absolutely great read The insight into cracking MPs expenses is fantastic.


  8. Imaan Iddir Imaan Iddir says:

    Good Interesting Read it.


  9. Anwen Garston Anwen Garston says:

    An important book that we should all read.


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