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22.06.09 | Victoria Gallagher
Constable and Robinson has bought the rights to a book which exposes the politicians, bureaucrats and bankers behind the current economic woes. Editor Andreas Campomar acquired world English language rights from Andrew Lownie for an undisclosed five-figure sum.
Fleeced by David Craig and Matthew Elliott looks at the individuals whose actions in the banking and pensions industry have led to the economic downturn. The book will also 'name and shame' those that the authors feel are the most guilty offenders.
Elliott is the co-founder and chief executive of the Taxpayers' Alliance and uses files from the organisation in the book, the authors also draw on their political contacts. The title will be published in B-format paperback on September 10th, priced at £8.99.
Campomar said the book "pulls no punches". "Craig and Elliott show who’s really been riding the gravy train. Moreover, they trace where all the money has gone and who has become richer as a result. This book will chart one of the greatest impoverishments of the public in British history."
Craig was previously a management consultant and is the author of Squandered (Constable) and Plundering the Public Sector (Constable). Elliott and Craig previously co-authored The Great European Rip-Off (Arrow).