Author(s): Martin Williams
Who do our politicians work for? The public, or big business? Democracy is being undermined by conflicts of interest, which are routinely hidden and ignored. Parliament Ltd reveals the financial interests that British politicians would rather you didn't know about. From banks and private corporations, to lobbying and the arms trade: there are MPs making millions by moonlighting in second jobs. Meanwhile - years after the expenses scandal - they are now claiming more than ever before. In his enthralling journey to the dark heart of British politics, Martin Williams exposes a hidden culture of greed and corruption that will shock and anger you.
Martin Williams is a freelance investigative journalist. His work has appeared in Private Eye, the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, and elsewhere. He hosts a live comedy show called 'Investigations', with the comedian Josie Long, which combines investigative journalism with stand-up comedy. In 2011 Martin won the Guardian's Scott Trust bursary and studied for an MA in Newspaper Journalism at City University. Before that, he read History and Politics at the University of York.