“One of the most important and compelling books I’ve ever read, by one of Britain’s most gifted writers. If you want to understand why we are in this crisis, listen to the voices all too often airbrushed from the political conversation.” (Owen Jones)
Jack Shenker’s Now We Have Your Attention is an investigation into Britain’s radical new politics. Drawing on his knowledge of and access to the alternative political scene, Shenker provides a revelatory, authoritative, insider’s guide to the country’s new political landscape.
Jack Shenker makes sense of what is happening in British politics by taking a radically different perspective: the people’s. From a warehouse in Manchester to a pub in Essex, from the outskirts of Glasgow to a racecourse in Durham, he uncovers the root causes of our current crisis and the future direction of British politics through the lives of ordinary individuals. Taking us deep into communities hollowed out by austerity and decades of economic disadvantage, he shows where the chaos at Westminster ultimately springs from. He shows how disillusionment with government is fuelling a passionate engagement with politics of a completely different kind: local, personal, effective and utterly fearless.
A gripping and urgent insider’s tour based on exceptional access to the radical political movements that are transforming Britain’s future.