The Silent State
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 GBP38m more on advertising last year than their closest competitor, Proctor and Gamble – find out what they spent it on!
Surveillance: discover the extent of Britain’s network of databases spying on ordinary citizens.
Expenses: read, for the first time, the exclusive and definitive account of Brooke’s five-year campaign to have MPs’ expenses revealed, which rocked the nation and transformed Britain’s political landscape.