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Dirty Politics [Paperback]

Mr Pat Regan
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20 Jan 2013
Pat Regan's book Dirty Politics is most certainly `not' a work of fiction. All information within its remit is based on hard facts, personal experience and evidence gleaned from years of tough campaigning against various forms of social and ecological suppression. If Pat Regan's words at first upset or even offend you in any way then please give the author the benefit of the doubt. Read the whole work through, before you make judgements. Dirty Politics will tell it as it `is', from the heart, and not how it is supposed to be. It is written from first-hand experience, not passed on gossip from other factions with dubious agendas. Dirty Politics endeavours are well-meant and based on genuine concern for what Regan holds dear. Many concerned people of a similar mindset to Pat Regan have been urgently seeking to expose similar or indeed the very same facts to a wider audience for some time. The passion behind Dirty Politics is to resist mismanagement, oppression and cold-hearted officialdom that have run out of control. Dictatorial bullies, that hate to listen and love to shout, clearly hold a strange magnetic quality for crusader like Regan. He clearly gravitates to them and if they fail to control their malevolent ways he is always happy to oblige, via returning the favour three-fold times. The latest waste collection debacle, that is affecting so many ordinary families everywhere, is a prime example of this authoritarian misconduct and it needs to be roundly exposed for what it is - right now! The vast majority of information contained in this work is related to the controversial waste collection issue, yet Dirty Politics also includes data regarding the way those greedy authorities and firms etc mistreat the ecosystem. Most of this type of thing is of course interrelated anyway; consequently it is all highly relevant to the subject matter. Freethinker Pat Regan has also tackled the divisive issue of global warming allegations, not as any great scientific expert but as a long-time campaigner who has seen exactly how clever politicians are manipulating the public via that subject for their own selfish ends. Dirty Politics follows the vast international topic of energy issues, which are again related to the matters at hand and ultimately concern us all - whether we like it or not. People have fairly asked Regan how he ever got involved in the widespread campaign against the UK Government's notorious and greatly unpopular two-week bin scheme. That is a very good question yet one that he has honestly never really bothered to address before now. He habitually addresses the cause and effect of things, always has, preferring to rely on pure gut instinct for the best advice rather than trust the word of so-called `experts' who frequently have carefully hidden agendas. Community activist and author Pat Regan has been involved in several significant eco-campaigns and others to change residential matters for the better. In the inimitable words of Pat Regan himself - "I wrote this book because sooner or later someone had to!"

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  • Paperback: 460 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (20 Jan 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1482031248
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482031249
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,452,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author...

I am a married father of four lovely children and also a grandfather of a three.
I was born and raised in Southport Lancashire. I have both Swiss and Irish blood running through my veins and the rebellious Celtic fraction may be what gives me the internal fire to stand against bullies of any sort, which are regularly mentioned within the revealing pages of my book, 'Dirty Politics'.
As a child and younger man I was largely indifferent to what went on in the world. So long as nothing affected me I let things slide by.
Nevertheless, life had other plans for me and as my thirties, drifted into my forties my will became firmly set against various injustices in both the political arena and within ecological concerns. My primary mode of self expression was first, as a painter with brush and canvas, yet later on the written word became my favoured technique of attacking life's inadequacies. I believe that the power of the written word must not be underestimated! Words are higher thought forms manifested into hard reality; the potential influence they hold on the human psyche is greater than most of us are ever aware!
Back in 2003 I first discovered how filthy politics could become when a well-meant, cross-party, secular anti-hospital cuts campaign brought out the very worst in self-righteous politicians who had lost face and were clearly out for revenge. My family was attacked in the press and on the internet by the politicians who were 'supposed' to be supporting the rights of their constituents and I, along with several other concerned individuals, realised that the world must be alerted to their despicable deeds and misleading propaganda.
The hatred they levelled at any dissenters to their agendas was soon to be directed towards the local countryside when concerns about their eco-destructive development plans surfaced.
Before too long the same despots were seeking to enforce the detested 2-week waste collection scheme on residents. They would not listen to legitimate public concerns and steamrollered over anyone who stood in their way. They used every trick in the book to silence their critics yet I exposed them along with other campaigners at every opportunity. I quickly discovered that other UK boroughs were receiving 'The Treatment' by totalitarian authorities that had run out of control, via enforcement of this Government's massively unpopular bin policy.
Dirty Politics was born as a means to highlight the gross hypocrisy and dictatorship festering deep within local authorities towards the UK's populace.
Someone had to write this ground breaking book and it just so happened that the gods, in their wisdom, granted me with this substantial task!
So far in life I have been deeply involved with many campaigns for the environment, wildlife, minority religious rights, exposure of apathy from authorities like the Ministry of Defence towards unidentified objects and of course more recently the crusade to return our more hygienic weekly waste collections. The bin issue is also set to escalate due to manic proposals to worsen this situation with 'monthly' (yes, 4 week) collections next. Watch this space!
My latest claim to fame has been to appear on US TV (the History Channel, UFO Hunters show) and appear in the International press subsequent to me inadvertently photographing something rather bizarre over the skies of Lancashire. This will be the subject of a future book.

I am probably happiest when fly fishing on the wild spate stream of Lancashire and Yorkshire by myself. I have a website about this passion and I have also published a book about that particular subject. (Fly Fishing on Wild Becks.) http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/fly-fishing-on-wild-becks-secrets-of.html

My chief interests (I hate the term 'hobbies') include:

Writing about things that affect me and interest me; exposing closet hypocrites in political circles that think they are above reproach; being good to close friends; looking after the family; fly fishing and fly tying; Growing fruit and vegetables; painting pictures, when I get a minute; campaigning about any issues that seem unjust; Ufology (I have created a popular research outlet/website regarding this issue called North West UFO Research); ancient global mythology and native British Pagan religion (I have written two published books on this subject; the New Pagan Handbook and before that, The Torch and the Spear).

I occasionally indulge in shooting (I hold a Firearms Certificate); weight - lifting, martial arts (I initially trained with the legendary late, great Gary Spiers); combat knife throwing, metal-detecting in remote areas; seeking to protect the threatened countryside/wildlife from the excess of councils and callous politicians and many other things that I simply cannot recall just now.

I must say that my efforts in various campaigns have brought to me a wide band of good and genuine friends who really care about how society is going. My greatest wish would be to see such caring crusaders in places of influence.

PETER SWIFT AND THE SECRET OF GENOUNIA - http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Swift-Secret-Genounia-Volume/dp/1478336595




Latest work is: The Devil God's best friend

http://pat-regan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-devil-gods-best-friend-by- pat-regan.html








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4.0 out of 5 stars Urban waste 21 Jan 2013
Although this book focuses on waste mismanagemnt it is a concept of urban mis-managemnt and waste on a considerable scale
It is a "must read" for every one who is concerned about urban deprivation and contains professional expertise that will assist anyone involved in campaigns
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anotherfascinating read 21 Jan 2013
By vic
Mr Regan's book Dirty Politics deals largely with the issues of council waste collections.
This at first might seem a strange choice of subject matter; but it serves to illustrate a larger subject and broader theme that Mr Regan is deeply passionate about-that of the rights of ordinary people, the misinformation they can sometimes be subject to and the ways in which this misinformation is put across. Not one to accept the well spun doctrine of politicians, Regan delves deep beyond this surface spin and uncovers uncomfortable truths that some may wish lay hidden.
With his seemingly ever present instinct to get at the truth beyond the surface, I feel that Regan could take on many similar subjects to the one he has chosen here and shake up our perception of what lies beneath the surface veneer.
This book takes us well beyond its main theme and subject matter and broadens out to be a fascinating read and gives us the reader much food for thought.
Vic Harrop
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Politics - By Pat Regan 20 Jan 2013
This is a hard hitting, factual account by one man - yet it is a story that is told every day by all of us across the UK.

We see the detrimental effect that fortnightly waste collections have on our lives by way of unsightly piles of rubbish in torn black sacks along our high streets - the explosion of the rat population and fly tipping. Yet if we dare to complain we are accused of not caring for the environment ! The mind boggles.

Well one man has dared to question and will continue to question until he is given answers. I hope this book encourages others to also question the hypocrisy of government and local authorities - We have been bullied and manipulated by the very people we pay to ensure our lives run smoothly
for too long.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Says it as it is. 20 Jan 2013
This is a no nonesence read and im sure you will relate to it through your own expernces with dealing with your own councils.
Pat the Author tells you as it is, well worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty politics exposed 20 Jan 2013
The issues surrounding fortnightly rubbish collections in Pat Regan's borough echoes the experiences of countless other residents throughout the UK. This book exposes much of the hypocrisy surrounding "green" policies. It is clear more and more people are starting to question the assurances they are given and whether, in fact, we really are "saving the planet".

This is a hard-hitting book which shows great insight into topical matters such as climate change, global warming and habitat destruction. The author quite rightly questions claims made by some scientists and provides counter-responses by experts.

One major criticism most local authorities, and even national Government, use to attack anyone who should challenge the quality of waste collection services is "You don't care about the environment." As Pat so eloquently describes the campaigns he has been involved in over a number of years, that accusation can certainly NOT be levelled at him. I share his genuine concerns that our local environments are being adversely affected by the loss of weekly refuse collections. Fly tipping is increasing and the brown rat population is booming in areas where fortnightly rubbish collections have been introduced.

From his local perspective Southport is under the spotlight yet he covers experiences across the country and highlights the inconsistencies from one borough to another. One thing is certain - many thousands of people are telling the Councillors elected to serve them that rubbish needs to be collected once a week. Some have listened and restored this service - others continue to deny the very real problems.

Doretta Cocks
Campaign for Weekly Waste Collection
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