Britain is run by people who are bluffing. At the top of our government, our media, the civil service and business sit men – it’s usually men – whose core skill is talking fast, writing well, and endeavouring to imbue the purest wind with substance. They know a little bit about everything, and an awful lot about nothing. We know because we’ve seen them – and we’ve been those men.
Bluffocracy is co-written by me and James Ball. It was published by Biteback in August 2018, and you can order it here.
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