Confronting Our Vanishing Democracy in 8 Cases

Sam Fowles
NZ$ 42.99
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h216 x 135mm - 256pg
23 Jun 2022 UK
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An insider' s view into how our government has undermined our democratic principles from a barrister who took the Prime Minister to court. British democracy is on trial. We can no longer hold our leaders to account; the state has too much power; and the truth doesn' t matter at all. Those we voted into government have nothing but contempt for the democratic system that got them there. Today' s anti-democrats claim to represent the ' will of the people' against ' activist lawyers' , immigrants and the metropolitan elite. Activist lawyer Sam Fowles expertly exposes why that' s nonsense!From taking Boris Johnson to court for his unlawful prorogation of Parliament to helping the smallest city in England fight back against predatory developers, Fowles puts our society under cross examination. Our media happily lies to us. Our politicians brazenly break the rules. And worst of all, we seem to think there' s nothing we can do about it. If living in a liberal society means anything at all, we need to fight for what' s ours.
' Overruled is a fascinating insider account of the complex and opaque British legal system, and a timely warning about the steady erosion of British democracy at the hands of unaccountable elites. ' -- Grace Blakeley, author of Stolen ' A compelling description of a barren political landscape. . . This is about the power of the people rather than the people in power. ' -- Michael Mansfield QC ' Sam Fowles has seen the way the UK constitution works - and doesn' t - up close. In this invigorating new book he brings his expertise to bear in asking whether UK democracy is in peril - and what we can do about it. ' -- Alex Dean, Prospect ' An incisive and vigorous investigation into how excessive executive power threatens democracy by sidestepping accountability and scrutiny. Enlivened by historical and courtroom anecdotes, this exploration of our unwritten constitution is easily accessible to all. ' -- Owen Bowcott, former legal affairs correspondent at the Guardian
Dr Sam Fowles is a barrister specialising in public and international law and this book will be based on his experience of holding the government to account at the highest level. He has worked on many of the most significant political cases of recent years including the Gina Miller case. He regularly appears in the media including on the BBC, Sky and Al Jazeera.

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