Compelling and Entertaining Robert Peston Political Editor, ITV An entertaining read that addresses hard questions invaluable for those who think they know whats wrong with Westminster but have no idea how to put it right John Humphrys Presenter, Today programme A fast paced, intelligent dissection of modern politics, packed full of juicy anecdotes and insider knowledge What Isabel Hardman doesn t know about parliament isn t worth knowing Helen Lewis Deputy Editor, New Statesman With humour and humanity, Isabel Hardman lifts the lid on the Houses of Parliament and shows with compelling authority how the structure and culture of our political system so often delivers the worst kind of results This book has the power to fundamentally change how we do things in this country Emily Maitlis Presenter, Newsnight The untold, candid account of our MPs Isabel Hardman has been able to pierce our protective armour because we trust and respect her And she s analysed what she found with a fierce intellect Harriet Harman MP Highly readable Jacob Rees Mogg MP This thoroughly readable and well researched book explains why parliamentary powers won t ever be used properly until parties change how they choose their candidates Lord Peter MandelsonIt s easy to moan that Westminster doesn t work and a lot harder to explain why To understand, this is the book you need to read Laura Kuenssberg Political Editor, BBC News An entertaining read that addresses hard questions invaluable for those who think they know what s wrong with Westminster but have no idea how to put it right John Humphrys Presenter, Today Programme Hardman s diagnosis of the malaise in the body politic is compelling and entertaining Robert Peston Political Editor, ITV News A fast paced, intelligent dissection of modern politics, packed full of juicy anecdotes and insider knowledge What Isabel Hardman doesn t know about parliament isn t worth knowing Helen Lewis Deputy Editor, New Statesman The untold, candid account of our MPs Isabel Hardman has been able to pierce our protective armour because we trust and respect her And she s analysed what she found with a fierce intellect Harriet Harman MP This thoroughly readable and well researched book explains why parliamentary powers won t ever be used properly until parties change how they choose their candidates Lord Peter Mandelson With humour and humanity, Isabel Hardman lifts the lid on the Houses of Parliament and shows with compelling authority how the structure and culture of our political system so often delivers the worst kind of results This book has the power to fundamentally change how we do things in this country Emily Maitlis Presenter, Newsnight This highly readable book serves as a reminder that the principal purpose of an MP is to be a legislator, yet poorly thought through laws are often passed Jacob Rees Mogg, MP for North East Somerset