17 Oliver Bullough – Butler to the World – 2.00-3.00pm, Saturday 25 June, The Vinson


In the last century the UK lost an empire, but found a role at the elbow of the worst people on Earth: oligarchs, kleptocrats and gangsters. Oliver Bullough, journalist and author of the bestselling financial exposé, Moneyland, argues that few countries now do more to frustrate global anti-corruption efforts than the UK.

We pride ourselves on values of fair play and the rule of law, yet have become snobbish enablers for super-rich halfwits. But it doesn’t have to be that way – which is why this is the conversation the oligarchs don’t want you to have.

‘Urgent and essential reading…. Oliver Bullough has drilled down to the root of the malaise that’s rotting the UK system. Beautifully written with quiet despairing humour, this is the defining story of our times’ – Catherine Belton, Putin’s People

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