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The Abuse of power book by Theresa May

Theresa May

Held on Wednesday 10th April 2024
"LOVED Theresa. What a coup to get her on board." LM
"None of us had ever heard a Prime minister in person before, past or present. Thank you." KN
"What a fabulous event! My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Mrs. May." IS
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About Theresa May

The Kent House Series was privileged to welcome the former Prime Minister Theresa May. Mrs May served as Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019. Previously a member of David Cameron's cabinet from 2010 to 2016, she has been Member of Parliament for Maidenhead in Berkshire since 1997.  She was the UK's second female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher, and the first woman to hold two of the Great Offices of State

Interviewer: Matt Stadlen

Matt Stadlen is a TV and radio presenter having presented a twice-weekly LBC show rated number one in London, and boasting a national audience of 150,000+.  He has written for the Spectator, The Sunday Times and Radio Times, appeared frequently on Sky News and is the co-author of The Politics Companion.

The Abuse of Power

'So boldly different it creates a mini-genre all of its own' - ANDREW MARR

As Prime Minister for three years and Home Secretary for six years, Theresa May confronted a series of issues in which the abuse of power led to devastating results for individuals and significantly damaged the reputation of, and trust in, public institutions and politicians. From the Hillsborough and Grenfell tragedies, to the Daniel Morgan case and parliamentary scandals, the powerful repeatedly chose to use their power not in the interests of the powerless but to serve themselves or to protect the organisation to which they belonged.

The Abuse of Power is a searing exposé of injustice and an impassioned call to exercise power for the greater good. Drawing on examples from domestic and international affairs she was personally involved in at the highest level, including Stop and Search and the Salisbury Poisonings, the former prime minister argues for a radical rethink in how we approach our politics and public life.

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