'Brooke, author of The Silent State, did more to rid us of a corrupt, anachronistic and unjust system of governance than anyone and, if there is a hero of our troubled political times, it is her.' The Sunday Times
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. Silent State is a groundbreaking and important book, which should be read by anyone who wants to know how Britain really works.
'A wonderful book... Heather Brooke puts every other British journalist to shame. She has changed British public culture and earned an essential place in our national history..' - PETER OBORNE
'Passionate, eloquent and persuasive.'
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'Secrecy is one of the great British diseases. ..Heather Brooke is part of the cure - challenging the routine concealment and distortion of important information. There should be more journalists doing the same.' - NICK DAVIES
'She's a total ninja.' - BEN GOLDACREshow more