Royal Festival Hall
Thu 14 Sep 2023
8:00 pm
Subtitled in house by Royal Festival Hall
Theresa May: The Abuse of Power image

As Prime Minister for three years and Home Secretary for six years, Theresa May confronted a series of issues in which the abuse of power led to devastating results for individuals and significantly damaged the reputation of, and trust in, public institutions and politicians.
From the Hillsborough and Grenfell tragedies, to the Daniel Morgan case and parliamentary scandals, the powerful repeatedly chose to use their power not in the interests of the powerless but to serve themselves or to protect the organisation to which they belonged.
The Abuse of Power draws on examples from domestic and international affairs May was personally involved in at the highest level, including Stop and Search and the Salisbury Poisonings.
In this book, the former Prime Minister argues for a radical rethink in how we approach our politics and public life.