Once a more sedate affair, since 2016, British politics has witnessed a barrage of crises, resignations and general elections. As Brexit became logjammed, Theresa May’s premiership was the most turbulent of all.
In his gripping insider memoir, Gavin Barwell, who served as Chief of Staff for two years from 2017, reveals what really went on in the corridors of power – shedding a vital light on May, the most inscrutable of modern prime ministers, during a period punctuated by strained negotiations, domestic tragedy, and intense political drama. Revealing untold stories and offering a new perspective, Barwell’s intelligent and analytical record explores how government operates and how it should be improved.
Gavin Barwell will be in conversation with Gary McKeone.
Duration: 1 hour