A Quiet Word: Lobbying, Crony Capitalism and Broken Politics in Britain

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The corporate takeover of democracy is no conspiracy theory - it's happening, and it affects every aspect of our lives. This book shows just how effectively the voice of public interest is being drowned out by the word in the ear from the professional persuaders of the lobbying industry.

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TAMASIN CAVE is an investigative journalist, campaigner and commentator. She is a director of SpinWatch, which investigates and reports on corporate PR and lobbying, as well as government spin. Since 2007, she has also led the campaign for a statutory register of lobbyists. Her work has made the front pages of "The Sunday Times, The Observer, ""The Guardian" and the "Mirror."

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"Fascinating... [Cave and Rowell] lay bare the tricks of the trade, from "astroturfing" (whipping up what looks like grassroots protest against new regulatory threats, but is in fact a front for industry interests) to using thinktanks as "wonk whores" that can push helpful ideas" -- Gaby Hinsliff Guardian "Indispensable" -- George Monbiot Guardian "Demonstrates beyond doubt how lobbyists distort democracy and ensure that elite opinion crowds out public views" New Statesman "A chillingly accurate description of how presentation and spin trumps substantive argument in the upper echelons of power... A Quiet Word is important and, generally, right" -- Mark Leftly Independent on Sunday "A timely account of how voters are conceding power to a silent industry" -- JP O'Malley Mail on Sunday

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