Chums : How a How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK
Westminster and Whitehall are swarming with old Oxonians. They’ve attended the same balls and black tie dinners. Eleven of the 15 postwar British prime ministers went to Oxford, including his latest one. In his book, Chums, Simon Kuper traces how the rarefied and privileged atmosphere of this narrowest of talent pools – and the friendships and world views it created – shaped modern Britain. A damning look at the university clique-turned-Commons majority that will blow the doors of Westminster wide open and change the way you look at our democracy forever.