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The Silent State: Secrets, Surveillance and the Myth of British Democracy Heather Brooke

The Silent State: Secrets, Surveillance and the Myth of British Democracy

Heather Brooke

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ISBN : 9781407088600
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288 pages
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Award-winning investigative journalist Heather Brooke exposes the shocking and farcical lack of transparency at all levels of government. At a time when the State knows more than ever about us, Brooke argues that without proper access to theMoreAward-winning investigative journalist Heather Brooke exposes the shocking and farcical lack of transparency at all levels of government. At a time when the State knows more than ever about us, Brooke argues that without proper access to the information that citizens pay for, Britain can never be a true democracy.*SECRECY*: anonymous bureaucrats, clandestine courts, men in tights and the true cost of public information. *PROPAGANDA*: spin, PR and bullshitting by numbers. The British government spent �38m more on advertising last year than their closest competitor, Proctor and Gamble - find out what they spent it on!*SURVEILLANCE*: discover the extent of Britains network of databases spying on ordinary citizens, *EXPENSES*: read, for the first time, the exclusive and definitive account of Brookes five-year campaign to have MPs expenses revealed, which rocked the nation and transformed Britains political landscape.