Modern Britain is a satirical description of life in Modern Britain in all its glorious quirks and contradictions. In Modern Britain, bumping on bumper cars is banned for your safety, the Union Jack is occasionally banned so as not to offend foreigners, and you can be arrested for not smiling during the Olympics. Meanwhile the British armed forces are sent to wage wars to bring "freedom" and "democracy" to all four corners of the world as their funding is savagely cut. Overpriced housing that your children could never afford is viewed as the surest sign of national prosperity, and pundits talk about raising the pension age to 70 while most employees are considered "too old" by their fifties. Modern Britain is about what industrial decline, mass immigration, rejection of traditional Christian values, and police-state multiculturalism run amok do to prosperity and liberty in a once great country. Most serious books lack humour, and most humour books lack seriousness. Modern Britain discusses serious issues such as the pension crisis and overpriced public transport in depth, while also covering a host of hot button controversial issues like immigration and multiculturalism. It does so in a style that is serious, humorous, sarcastic, and sometimes provocative.