What do our politicians read? The preferred reading options of our leading politicians don’t tell us too much about what they think or want to do. David Cameron’s favourite book is the anti-war memoir of poet Robert Graves Goodbye to All That-though he gave the slightly less highbrow (but presumably more useful) Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall as his desert island discs choice. Ed Milband offered up the more current On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (and his favourite invention was the internet). Nick Clegg gave a rather wide ranging list which included Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr and Two Concepts of Liberty by Isaiah Berlin. Nigel Farage’s favourite book is The Thirty Nine Steps, John Buchanan’s classic story of thwarted foreign plots, and, perhaps less predictably, his favourite European country is Italy. There’s more US politicians favourite reads here. So what could I recommend for them to read over the summer? Continue reading