A Times Top 10 Bestseller
‘Richly argued and brilliantly written… a deeply thoughtful analysis that are supposed to be mandatory reading for anyone seeking to bear in mind where we have gone unsuitable.’ Vernon Bogdanor, Financial Times
As with his previous bestsellers, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and HOW DO WE FIX THIS MESS?, in Robert Peston’s WTF? he draws on his years of experience as a political, economics and business journalist to show us what has gone bad and gives us a manifesto to put at least some of it right.
Framed by two letters to his father (who died in early 2016) WTF? is Robert Peston’s highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly unsuitable, and what we want to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society.
With characteristic passion and clarity he looks at what will have to happen to prevent democracy being subverted by technocratic geniuses with the ability to manipulate social media, how and whether it is conceivable to make a success of leaving the EU, what the lessons will have to be of the appalling Grenfell Tower tragedy, whether robots can be stopped from taking our work, what can be done to staunch the widening gap between rich and poor, and how to raise living standards for all.
WTF? is a trenchant, steadily entertaining account of the recent past. It is also a call to action, giving hope to all of us who imagine that taking back regulate is not only vital, but conceivable.