David Mytton

Book Review (4/5) – Haven’t You Heard?: Gossip, power, and how politics really works (Marie Le Conte)

Published (updated: ) in Book Reviews.

Originally published on Goodreads.

If you don’t know how Westminster politics works, this is a good run through backed up by interesting quotes from relevant people. It’s written in an easy, tabloid style which makes it fun to read. As a general description of the key areas of how politics is done, it works well. 

However, unlike Tim Shipman‘s works, particularly the likes of All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class, it doesn’t reveal anything new or surprising if you’re already in that world. It’s not a narrative of events with behind the scenes commentary, rather it explains how those events might come about in general.

It’s also a great manual on why you would never actually want to go into politics and especially never want to be an MP.