Award-winning investigative journalist Heather Brooke exposes the shocking and farcical lack of transparency at all levels of government. At a time when the State knows more than ever about us, Brooke argues that without proper access to the information that citizens pay for, Britain can never be a true democracy.
*SECRECY*: anonymous bureaucrats, clandestine courts, men in tights and the true cost of ¿public¿ information. *PROPAGANDA*: spin, PR and bullshitting by numbers. The British government spent £38m more on advertising last year than their closest competitor, Proctor and Gamble ¿ find out what they spent it on! *SURVEILLANCE*: discover the extent of Britain¿s network of databases spying on ordinary citizens, *EXPENSES*: read, for the first time, the exclusive and definitive account of Brooke¿s five-year campaign to have MPs¿ expenses revealed, which rocked the nation and transformed Britain¿s political landscape.