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Book Review – Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics

This is an interesting little book. Short, with only 112 pages, it really encompasses Sumption’s views on Britain’s democratic system and the role of law within it. Alongside it being a gentle but generally enjoyable read, not a chapter went by where I didn’t think it would make ideal extension reading for a sixth form student.

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Book Review – Punch and Judy Politics: An Insiders’ Guide to Prime Minister’s Questions

This is a very intriguing book. When people see it, their first question is ‘how can you write a book about an event that is 30 minutes long?’ What the book does, however, is to show that the 30 minutes on a Wednesday afternoon is the tip of the iceberg:

“ PMQs is more than a question and answer session: when used properly, it is a vital tool of internal management for both government and opposition, helping to identify problems and weaknesses and to find solutions to them”

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