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Anthony Seldon & Isabel Hardman

Anthony Seldon & Isabel Hardman - Plan Your Exit!

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In politics they say timing is everything. Anthony Seldon and Isabel Hardman explore the role of leadership and those leaders’ ability to recognise when their time is up. In a period of huge political turmoil, how do our contemporary politicians compare to their predecessors?

Anthony Seldon is a leading authority on contemporary British history and education and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham. He was formerly Master of Wellington College, one of the world's most famous independent schools. He is author or editor of over 40 books on contemporary history, politics and education and is the author on, and honorary historical advisor to, Downing Street. His books include Blair and Blair Unbound, his acclaimed two part biography of the former Prime Minister, Cameron at 10: The Verdict (co-written with Peter Snowdon) and May at 10 will be published in October.

Isabel Hardman is Assistant Editor of the Spectator and presenter of Radio 4’s The Week in Westminster. She regularly writes political columns for a number of other publications, including The Times, Sunday Times, Observer, Sun, Evening Standard, and the Independent. She has been based in the parliamentary press gallery for four years, and is also a regular guest on programmes such as the Andrew Marr Show, Newsnight and the Today programme. Isabel’s first book, Why We Get the Wrong Politicians, was shortlisted for Waterstones’ 2018 Book of the Year, won Book of the Year by a non-parliamentarian at the Parliamentary Book Awards, and was long listed for the 2019 Orwell Prize.

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With humour and humanity, Isabel Hardman lifts the lid on the Houses of Parliament and shows with compelling authority how the structure and culture of our political system so often delivers the worst kind of results. This book has the power to fundamentally change how we do things in this country
Emily Maitlis, Presenter, Newsnight

Explosive… authoritative yet uncompromisingly tough… a gripping and at times astonishing account of the people who rule us
Mail on Sunday on Cameron at 10: The Verdict

A strand of programming in which the discussion in inspired by a H G Wells quote.

Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit.
H G Wells

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