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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Books; First printing of this edition edition (12 Sept. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903809665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903809662
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 244,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Anyone who wants to know what Parliament is really like should throw away the history books and read this' -- Ann Widdecombe MP

'No parliamentary sketch-writer has ever been funnier' -- Clive James

'The P.G. Wodehouse of Westminster' -- P. J. O'Rourke

'Very, very funny. Politics need Simon Hoggart' -- John Humphrys

'We've all been laughing with him for years and he's still an original' -- James Naughtie

About the Author

Simon Hoggart has been writing about politics on and off since 1973, and has worked in Northern Ireland and Washington. He also writes about wine and television for the Spectator and is chairman of BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz.

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The sketches cover political events between 1997 and 2002. Hoggart covers parliamentary proceedings, election (general and party) campaigns and conferences. No one is immune from his humour although he is particulalry strong on Blair, Thatcher and Major.
This volume is funnier than Hoggart's first and is on a par with Frank Johnson's. The funniest sketches are superb at demolishing political conceit with delightful barbs.
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Another well written account of Parliamentary days, in this case of the early Blair power era. As one might expect, it has some good pithy quotes.
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