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  • An excellent book on the changing face of power in Britain today... King's peroration is an indictment of our political system for failing to adapt to new realities

    Max Hastings, Sunday Times
  • A jaw-dropping read... Who Governs Britain? poses a simple question, with a clear answer: no one does

    Daily Telegraph
  • A timely examination of how the distribution of power has shifted... Anthony King has been sagely assessing British politics from the University of Essex for half a century

    Andy Beckett, Guardian
  • Power escaped the grasp of the centre long ago. We no longer believe politicians can do what they say... This is the subject of a fine new book by the distinguished political scientist and veteran of BBC election nights, Anthony King

    Philip Collins, The Times
  • A comprehensive and compelling guide to how government works in Britain and the sources of its many failings

    Bill Emmott, Financial Times
  • Fascinating... The abiding lesson of King's intriguing book is that power is all over the place and somehow nowhere in particular

    Philip Collins, Prospect

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