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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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