Ian Dunt and Alastair Campbell



Ian Dunt is joined by Alastair Campbell to discuss the parlous state of British Politics. We know much of what happens within Westminster walls is seedy and corrupt, but few of us understand how the British political machine operates. This is no accident – our confusion suits our rulers. In his book podcaster and political pundit Dunt lifts the lid on how government works – and why it so often fails, while in Alastair’s book ‘But what can I do?‘ the question is the inspiration; a question regularly posed to Alastair Campbell, not least in reaction to The Rest is Politics.


‘A blistering account of the irrationality and sheer absurdity of Britain’s dysfunctional political system. If you want to understand why this country is in such an alrighty mess – and what we might do to fix it – read this book.’ – Caroline Lucas

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03 May 2024


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