The Abuse of Power : Confronting Injustice in Public Life


Author: May, Theresa Published 14/09/2023 | Hardback
162 x 242 x 35 | 564g

ISBN: 9781035409884 Category:

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER’So boldly different it creates a mini-genre all of its own’ – ANDREW MARRAs Prime Minister for three years and Home Secretary for six years, Theresa May confronted a series of issues in which the abuse of power led to devastating results for individuals and significantly damaged the reputation of, and trust in, public institutions and politicians. From the Hillsborough and Grenfell tragedies, to the Daniel Morgan case and parliamentary scandals, the powerful repeatedly chose to use their power not in the interests of the powerless but to serve themselves or to protect the organisation to which they belonged.

The Abuse of Power is a searing exposé of injustice and an impassioned call to exercise power for the greater good. Drawing on examples from domestic and international affairs she was personally involved in at the highest level, including Stop and Search and the Salisbury Poisonings, the former prime minister argues for a radical rethink in how we approach our politics and public life.

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