Parliament Ltd:: A journey to the dark heart of British politics
Martin Williams

Parliament Ltd:: A journey to the dark heart of British politics

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 interests. 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.

Book Details:

  • Author: Martin Williams
  • Published Year: 2016
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Hodder & Stoughton
Martin Williams

Martin Williams

Martin Williams is a freelance investigative journalist. His work has appeared in Private Eye, the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, and elsewhere. He hosts a live comedy show called 'Investigations', with the comedian Josie Long, which combines investigative journalism with stand-up comedy. In 2011 Martin won the Guardian's Scott Trust bursary and studied for an MA in Newspaper Journalism at City University. Before that, he read History and Politics at the University of York.
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Book Reviews

  • "Eye-popping analysis of politicians’ finances ... a fascinating and important work."
    Sunday Times
  • "Williams… has made a diligent investigation into how politicians have turned British democracy into a small-scale racket..Again and again he catches out MPs and peers who fail to be transparent about their personal dealings...Immaculately researched...A powerful reminder that reporters can serve the public good...Should make journalists proud - and may even help to make the world a better place."
    New Statesman