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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about her latest book, Why We Get the Wrong Politicians, is political journalist Isabel Hardman.  

From beginning her career as a senior reporter for Inside Housing magazine, Isabel Hardman is now the assistant editor of The Spectator. Her latest book, Why We Get the Wrong Politicians, was published in 2018.  

Isabel Hardman talks to us about her latest title, her journalistic career to date and the world of Westminster.  

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  • 30-06-19

Packs a lot into 11 minutes

I hadn't expected much from an 11-minute interview, especially when I'd already read Isabel's book (which I recommend). But in fact, Isabel's clarity of thought shines through

There's one point where the interviewer praises Isabel for the thick skin she must need to cope with sexism in parliament, and instead of saying something bland and accepting the point, she makes the wonderful response of "well that's kind, but I think having a thick skin is actually a bad thing" - which she then explains. She's simply that clear on the themes of the book and the messages she wants to get across.

If you're curious - give this a listen. It's a great advert for her book, which she reads with just as much style as she shows in this interview.