• by Nick Clegg
  • Narrated by Nick Clegg
  • 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Politics has changed. Five years ago Britain had a coalition government built on compromise. Now the Conservatives rule unchallenged, a chasm has opened up between Left and Right and the centre ground is deserted.
Nick Clegg knows the volatile state of modern politics better than anyone else. Here he offers a frank and honest account of his experiences - from his spectacular rise in the 2010 election through his tumultuous years as Deputy Prime Minister to a brutal defeat in 2015 - in order to tell the inside story of this change and reflect on what it means for our future.
He writes candidly about his own mistakes - including the controversy around tuition fees - the tense standoffs within government and the sometimes bizarre challenges he faced. He lifts the lid on the arcane world of Westminster, offering startling insights into the hidden workings of government, and reflects deeply on the decision to enter coalition with the Conservatives.
In a rapidly and profoundly changing world, he argues that the long-term survival of progressive politics relies more than ever on the radical reform of our outdated political system. Whatever your political persuasion, if you wish to understand how Britain is run today you cannot afford to ignore this audiobook.


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Customer Reviews

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Honest assessment of SW1

First opportunity with Audible. Makes the book all the more enjoyable when you hear the author.

Nick gives a fresh and frank assessment of all the risks, the twists and turns, and the depth charges that were in his way - and that of his Party - in joining and making a success of the then Coalition Government (from a LibDem perspective).

Well worth it!
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- Stephen Hillcoat

Fascinating book.

I really loved this book. It was thoughtful, insightful and balanced. It gives real insight into the workings of the government in general and the coalition in particular.

Nick Clegg reads in an interesting and engaging way.

Some reviews say that the book is just tory bashing but I didn't think that at all. He does talk about some problems he had with the tories but you'd expect him to.

If you're interested at all in modern politics I think this is the best book you'll find. An absolute must if you're a politics student.
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- lilac

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-09-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks