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Modern Britain: A guide for the occasional visitor, the new immigrant, and Britons befuddled by their country [Paperback]

Mr Stephane Aderca
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26 May 2014
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.

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  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (26 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1497397588
  • ISBN-13: 978-1497397583
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 964,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I gave it top rating as it is a very witty and funny assessment of the new Britain the author lives in; 'politically incorrect' views expressed in a very proper but cynical and factual style. It does and will reflect the opinion of many who dare not speak up against the establishment and our way of organizing and running the United enlightened Kingdom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Britain is very un-PC, but very true. 5 Jun 2014
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Modern Britain is very un-PC, but very true. It is heavily researched, with over 500 references. Modern Britain covers all aspects of life in Modern Britain, from the funny to the serious to the controversial. The wrong kind of snow, ‘elf and safety, dismal pensions, the great sell-off of British industry, force-fed multiculturalism, and subservience to both the Washington and the Brussels empires are all covered and lampooned in a style that is factual, serious, and sarcastic at the same time. There is no other book quite like Modern Britain!
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You don't have to share Stephane Aderca's libertarian Euroscepticism to find "Modertn Britain" not only a rattling good read, but hard to disagree with. His roll-call of the largely public sector absurdities that paralyse so many aspects of our national life today is chillingly near the mark, but also at times highly entertaining. Any society in which there's a notice in braille on the wall of the Passport Office telling you not to assault the staff needs to look at itself very seriously - quite apart from asking how a blind person who wants to assault a passport officer is going to locate the notice telling them not to. This well researched, timely and provocative polemic deserved the widest audience - starting with our human rights judges, town hall officials, Whitehall interpreters of EU directives, and insurance companies. Maybe then we can roll back the tide of political correctness.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NO MORE IMMIGRANTS FOR LONDON 5 Jun 2014
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I WATCHED A DOCUMENTARY OF LONDON IN 1960 THERE WERE V FEW BLACKS .FEW ASIANS AND NO ARABS.CHINESE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ACCEPTED AS THEY ARE GD PEOPLE AND DONT CAUSE TROUBLE AND ARE WELCOME,BUT THE IMMIGRANT POPULATION IS NOW OUT OF HAND WITH CULTURES THAT CANT SPEAK ENGLISH AND HAVE NO INCENTIVE TO LEARN.THEY TAKE ALL THE HOUSING AND ARE A DRAIN ON THE NHS.WHY ARE THEY HERE? NO MORE IMMIGRANTS!!
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