Douglas Carswell grew up in Uganda. Elected to Parliament four times, for two different parties, he ended up as an independent MP. He stood down from Parliament in 2017, having accomplished what he went into politics to achieve. He is the author of The Plan: Twelve Months to Renew Britain (with Daniel Hannan) and The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy.
'As a revolutionary text, Carswell's is right up there with the Communist Manifesto' Sunday Times. 'A passionately expressed set of arguments about why our current political arrangements do not work' Daily Telegraph. 'Carswell is as genuine a rebel as parliament contains' The Times. 'Unusual and fascinating' Irish Independent. 'Mr Carswell makes his case well' The Economist. 'There is remarkable breadth of history in this book, ranging from ancient Greece to the present day' Guardian. 'The big twist is that Carswell thinks that the populist challengers to the status quo [...] are just as bad as the elite that they are trying to replace' Money Week.