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There have never been more billionaires in Britain, yet food banks have never been so busy.


Bullingdon Club Britain is the story of how a privileged elite has emulated the infamous Oxford dining society – the Bullingdon Club – inflicting its debauchery and destruction on the nation to inflate its own power, money and ego.

“Sam Bright, one of our finest investigative journalists, has written a superb book which conveys the moral stench of the Johnson era in all its horror.”

Peter Oborne
Journalist and author

A slew of sleaze scandals has consumed Westminster in recent years, from the awarding of PPE deals to the tax affairs of former chancellors.


Our rulers now seem more interested in self-service than public service, using their positions as a way of rigging the system in favour of a privileged few, at the expense of everyone else.


This explosive account details how Britain’s ruling institutions, from Eton to Westminster, serve oligarchs and aristocrats at our expense – and how they get away with it.


Told by the journalist who exposed the billions of pounds in COVID contracts handed to friends of the Conservative Party, this book will reshape how you view power in modern Britain.


The foreword to this book is written by John Mitchinson, himself a former Bullingdon Club member, who gives an exclusive insight into the nature of the society and how its values are shared by our rulers today. 

On the Byline Books website

“A fascinating tour de force on how privileged elites keep plundering Britain.”

Annette Dittert
ARD London Bureau Chief 

“Essential. A precise, thorough and devastating indictment of Britain's social and political elites.”

Musa Okwonga

“Bright scorches a path through the moral corruption of government in recent years. I have been shocked by its revelations.”

Carol Vorderman


Sam Bright is an investigative journalist and author who worked for Byline Times from 2020 to 2023. He has written for the BBC, the New York Times, the New Statesman, and others. He is the author of Fortress London: Why We Need to Save the Country From its Capital.

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“Sam Bright is one of a handful of journalists who have held a steady gaze on what history will reveal to be, likely, the greatest corruption scandal modern Britain has ever seen.”

Jolyon Maugham

Director, Good Law Project

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