Butler to the World (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2023-01-26
Upplaga
Main
Förlag
Profile Books Ltd
ISBN
9781788165884
Butler to the World (häftad)

Butler to the World

How Britain became the servant of tycoons, tax dodgers, kleptocrats and criminals

Häftad Engelska, 2023-01-26
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION ON BRITAIN'S RESPONSE TO THE UKRAINE CRISIS 'Shockingly timely' Mail on Sunday 'A savage analysis of Britain's soul. As essential as Orwell at his best' Peter Pomerantsev 'Horribly brilliant' James O'Brien How did Britain become the servant of the world's most powerful and corrupt men? From accepting multi-million pound tips from Russian oligarchs, to the offshore tax havens, meet Butler Britain... In his Sunday Times-bestselling expose, Oliver Bullough reveals how the UK took up its position at the elbow of the worst people on Earth: the oligarchs, kleptocrats and gangsters. Though the UK prides itself on values of fair play and the rule of law, few countries do more to frustrate global anti-corruption efforts. From the murky origins of tax havens and gambling centres in the British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar to the influence of oligarchs in the British establishment, Butler to the World is the story of how we became a nation of Jeeveses - and how it doesn't have to be this way.
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Brilliant -- Marina Hyde * Guardian * A really engrossing and enraging read -- Ian Rankin Terrific ... pulled by a current of Tory indolence, Britain flounders in a sea of dirty money -- Nick Cohen * Observer * Razor-sharp * FT * Could a book ever be more timely? ... Highly readable * The Times * Unmissable -- Tim Adams * Guardian * A terrifyingly good book -- Alastair Campbell Shockingly timely ... excellent * Mail on Sunday * Grimly fascinating ... remarkable -- Dominic Sandbrook * Sunday Times * Bullough is cynical, and his findings make depressing reading... but he's right that the whole system is built to facilitate the crooks, and takes the rest of us for mugs * Spectator * Uncommonly timely * Herald * [A] Phenomenal book -- Liam Byrne MP Highly readable... deserve[s] praise for going beyond moralising and pointing out how an industry geared to enabling the corrupt is not just unsavoury but can hurt a country's real economic prospects' -- Martin Sandbu * FT * It is hard to imagine a more timely book ... Butler to the World is both a brilliant and depressing blast at decades of malign financial cosiness and the politicians who let it happen ... It takes guts to write and publish a book like this ... Bullough doesn't sit back and drily condemn all this financial skulduggery, he goes to meet the people who helped create the conditions that allowed it to happen -- Robert Verkaik * Guardian * An urgent account of Britain's history of welcoming corrupt capital ... Mr Bullough argues compellingly that though more anti-corruption funds and tougher enforcement are welcome, what is really needed is a change of philosophy: for principles to take precedence over the profits of a few * The Economist * Butler to the World's main message - that Britain needs to clean up its act not just for its own good but for that of the world - rings all the louder because of current geopolitics ... it's a damning judgement, but one that Bullough ... is well-positioned to give -- Rory Sullivan * Independent * Urgent and deeply reported * New Statesman 'Best Books of 2022 so far' * Jaw-dropping ... Bullough has a gift for making complex financial information comprehensible and strives to leaven this depressing story with jokes and deft character sketches ... timely -- Charlotte Heathcote * Daily Mirror * Bullough does a great line in deft sketches of personalities -- Eric Rauchway, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California * TLS * An essential expose ... the pages reek of dirty money linked to Britain that Bullough has a nose for sniffing out ... impressive, pacy journalism that will leave you flabbergasted * Irish Sunday Independent * The term 'timely' is used all too often in the media, but there really isn't a more timely book than Oliver Bullough's Butler to the World ... If you like books where you learn a lot - which we certainly do - then we commend it to you wholeheartedly. * The Fence * Butler to the World helpfully freeze-frames ... an embarrassing state of affairs, with few signs of Britain's unprincipled eagerness diminishing ... why is the county's politico-financial elite, so convinced of Britain's brand values of honesty and trustworthiness, so open to helping find comfortable homes for the tainted wealth of oligarch, gangster and kleptocrat? * Strong Words * A horribly brilliant account of just how much historical integrity Britain has sacrificed at the altar of dirty money. Bullough is a compelling and expert guide to the newly-dug sewers flowing through the heart of our political, legal and financial establishment -- James O'Brien, author * How Not to be Wrong * This is an absolute must-read for everyone who wants to understand Britain's crucial role in the global dirty money crisis. British institutions, our laws, our people and our failure to police effectively means - as Bullough demonstrates - that we are the servants to kleptocrats, money launderers and serious criminals. With the brilliant concept of B

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Oliver Bullough is the author of the financial expose Moneyland, a Sunday Times bestseller, and two celebrated books about the former Soviet Union: The Last Man in Russia (shortlisted for the Dolman Prize) and Let Our Fame Be Great (shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and winner of the Cornelius Ryan). His journalism appears regularly in the Guardian, the New York Times and GQ.