Gossip, tittle-tattle and whispers play a huge role in every office; Parliament is no different. In her witty and gripping book, ‘Haven’t You Heard?’, Marie Le Conte dives into how gossip courses through the veins of Westminster and the effect it has on the rest of the country.
From MPs to SpAds, clerks to journalists, Westminster is one big family. They often work, eat, drink and live together and such close proximity acts as a catalyst for gossiping. The effect of the personal on the political is laid bare for all to see, on the news, in the chamber and splashed across newspapers countrywide. Gossip rules all in Westminster and amazingly, pub gossip really can become public policy. Plunge into the world of politics, one playground rumour at a time.
Haven’t You Heard? Gossip, Power and How Politics Really Works by Marie Le Conte