TRUST ME, I’M NOT A POLITICIAN

A simple guide to saving democracy

by Dorothy Byrne

In an age where more British people believe in aliens than trust our politicians, Dorothy Byrne asks the question: what went wrong and how can our trust in democracy and public life be regained?

In this scintillating essay, nothing and no one escapes Byrne’s razor-sharp wit as she takes on the politicians avoiding rigorous journalistic scrutiny, explores the pitfalls of impartiality, imagines what Plato would say to Trump – and calls out plenty of sexist bastards along the way.

This is a ferocious, frank, and often wildly funny attempt to separate the truth from the lies at a time of national crisis.

 

‘Dorothy Byrne’s speech is fearless & funny & brilliant.’ Caroline Lucas, MP

‘I HAVE NEVER AGREED WITH ANYONE MORE.’ Beth Sagar-Fenton, BBC

‘Searing, funny, taking no prisoners about everything from sexism, ageism, menopause, Me Too, the narrow make-up of the media to attacks on democracy. Dorothy Byrne is my new hero.’ 
Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian

‘YOU SHOULD READ IT NOW. It’s utterly brilliant. I want to be exactly like her when I grow up.’ Helen Joyce, The Economist

‘Funny, important and savage about everyone from Corbyn and Johnson to her ridiculous sexist bosses when she started out.’ Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC

‘Furious, funny, opinionated, interesting.’ David Sillito, BBC

‘Just brilliant. Every hard-earned word.’ Suzanne Moore, The Guardian

‘A masterclass in caustic and at times self-deprecating wit’ The National

About Dorothy Byrne

In an age where more British people believe in aliens than trust our politicians, Dorothy Byrne asks the question: what went wrong and how can our trust in democracy and public life be regained? In this scintillating essay, nothing and [...]