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Uncommon Sense: The Zero-Tolerance Guide To Political Correctness [Kindle Edition]

Thomas Payne
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‘I was born in Britain, and when I was growing up I sincerely believed I was fortunate to be able to call this rain-lashed rock my home. That warm, cosy feeling of innate superiority vanished some time ago, and I now look towards my birthplace from a distance, and with something approaching despair.’

So begins Thomas Payne, in the introduction to ‘Uncommon Sense: The Zero-Tolerance Guide to Political Correctness.’

Written by a best-selling thriller writer, working under a pseudonym, ‘Uncommon Sense’ is a double-barrelled, sawn-off shotgun assault on the state of Britain, Europe, and the world. In blunt, uncompromising language, Thomas Payne takes apart the political correct shibboleths of our time with a surgical fury.

From Afghanistan to Bankers, and from Speed Cameras to Vitamins, an A-Z of muddled thinking is systematically blown apart. This is a book that will open your eyes to the absurdities of the world the political class have created – and make you laugh out loud at the same time.

Nothing and nobody comes out of this book unscathed.

This is a book for the young and old, men and women, fans of Jeremy Clarkson and Thomas Paine alike.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading publisher of digital books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 329 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (6 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0089N25HQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very much a mixed bag 28 Nov. 2012
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There's some interesting stuff in here with some of the articles quite entertainng, but some of the stuff put in as facts are plain wrong.

In the article on payday loans, the author states that a pay day loan of £10 left unpaid for a year at 2500% apr interest would mean you need to pay back £25000. Not so! No where near correct, £250 interest plus the original £10, is my reckoning.

Once you spot such errors it does make you wonder how many other "facts" put forward to support arguments are anything but. Some articles have more than a whiff of sensationalism about them with to many unattributed comments along the lines of 'research has conclusively shown', which I'm always suspicious of
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensible and fun 15 Jun. 2012
By Nicola
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The author, under the clever moniker of Thomas Payne, laments the loss of common sense in Britain today, to be replaced by politically correct nonsense. Payne leaves no area of modern life untouched and draws upon an astonishing range of examples from politics to celebrities to sport to illustrate his arguments. Well researched and intelligently written, Uncommon Sense is uncompromising in its critical examination of the political and cutural slough prevalent in the 21st century Britain. However, Payne's humorous turn of phrase means that this is not a book that takes itself too seriously, making me laugh out loud and nod in agreement at many of his observations. A refreshing change from the status quo, I'd recommend this enjoyable, satirical read to anyone fed up with the present state of affairs.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very unimpressed 19 Aug. 2013
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I had expected an intelligent book on Political Correctness that would provide a real insight into the real problems created by the vogue for PC. Instead, it was like a wandering round the less thoughtful regions of Nigel Farrage's head. This is not much more than a boorish rant in which the author espouses his prejudices and occasionally illuminates them with very selective facts and figures but usually makes the sort of gross generalisations that would cause even the Daily Mail to blush! (If a newspaper could actually blush).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Madness Too Far 1 Jan. 2013
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This book is fun to read and easy to swallow because it reflects all the tabloid prejudices that we encounter every day. The problem for the reader is that he finds himself agreeing with the pseudonomous Mr. Payne! If you actually agree with every word, you should emigrate. Certainly the book is a catalogue of successive government mismanagement. No none is spared the outspoken criticisms but the writer is the wiseguy at the pub or the moaner in the office rather than the balanced thinker who has thought out what is really bad and in need of reform and what we can actually do about it in this mad mad century. It should do well for sales if we have a European In-Out debate! It's a great book for a read on the train or in the car park waiting for the missus. It needs some reaction and thought or you might go home and kick the cat! Most people enjoy this kind of stuff. I confess it gave me a good laugh as I recognised my own prejudices.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, outspoken common sense 17 Jun. 2012
By Natalie
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With his extremely outspoken account of a range of issues currently in the news, Thomas Payne certainly pulls no punches. As per the caveat at the start of the book, some readers will probably be taken aback by some chapters but there is an overwhelming sense throughout that the author is simply brave enough to say what everyone else thinks. A veritable tour-de-force of current affairs with a no nonsense discussion covering everything from art to Al-Jazeera, this is highly recommended, particularly if you're in the mood for a rant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Common Sense 27 Dec. 2012
By Arty
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Thomas has hit the nail on the head with most of the topics within this book, all of which is common sense with a pragmatic opinion. The book describes the political left and the egalitarians that be seem to ignore the elephant in the room, which has been eroding this nations identity and lifestyle perniciously.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A lot of common sense here 7 July 2012
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I agreed with almost every word in this book. In fact I think most people would, although religious zealots might find his opinions on religion quite irritating I suppose. The only point where my opinion differed from that of Mr. Payne is in the small matter of Sir Lordship Bob Geldof.
This is actually quite a small book which I managed to read in about 3 hours. It is a very opinionated sort of a book, and at times the opinions being expressed reminded me of the sort of stuff my ( 84 year old ) dad would come out with. I also found the title slightly misleading because only one small chapter is devoted to Political correctness as such.
So. Basically you have got a highly opinionated book about Britain, written by someone who doesn't actually live in Britain any more. One would be forgiven for thinking he gets his information on life in Britain from the pages of the "Daily Mail". I think the promises that "people will be shocked" or whatever are wishful thinking more than anything -the opinions expressed are exactly what you hear at my local golf club any day of the week. And- given the small size of this book- it's more of a broadsheet or pamphlet than a book really.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truthful in so many ways 7 Dec. 2013
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I enjoyed reading this book so much at at so many points found myself agreeing and feeling slightly angered at just how true and accurate the writer is. Of course there were parts that some people may find slightly offensive, but the main parts which people my think this about are the subjects always suggested to never discuss unless to cause offense or an argument. I myself begins that the writer has dealt with these subjects effectively so though obviously his own opinion, which everyone is entitled to. So much of what he writes however is unfortunately so true. Britons really need to stand up and do something before we fully lose everything about our once great country. A book that should be read by all of the UK, and one which may start to finally open the eyes of those who are ignorant to what is happening with our homeland.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars PC? Who needs it!
The book is a timely reminder as to how we've become slaves to political correctness. Last weekend I had a visit from my daughter and I could see that some of my words were making... Read more
Published 20 days ago by John Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!
Excellent! Everybody should read this book and try to understand that the world at present is sick, very sick. Read more
Published 2 months ago by engee
3.0 out of 5 stars bravo for speaking your mind
He is not right about everything although he hits quite a few nails on the head. But it's Nice to see somebody not subdued by political correctness.we need a lot more of that.
Published 7 months ago by steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Thomas Payne for PM
Thomas Payne certainly knows how to speak his mind.
This book is short,straight to the point, and full of common sense opinions, of which I agreed with all except the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mick Pacey
1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment
This is the first time in as long as I can remember that I actually resented paying for a book. The author issues a warning that he will shock and perhaps anger us with his... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr. A. J. Blanche
4.0 out of 5 stars a lot of good points
Thomas Payne makes a lot of good points and in an amusing fashion on the whole. Only thing I'd correct him on is the way various Governmental organisations have foisted... Read more
Published 9 months ago by GSARider
5.0 out of 5 stars You may love it, hate it or disregard the warnings therein ...
Essential reading for the registered voter before they next go to the poling booth. You may love it, hate it or disregard the warnings therein but at least use it as a yardstick... Read more
Published 10 months ago by rightbankfan
5.0 out of 5 stars Sense is not common!
Made me laugh, made me cry (for Britain). All politicians should read this as well as bishops, imams and rabbis. Read more
Published 16 months ago by selace
2.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
It's alright but is basically just a load of rambling opinion. I agree with most of his views although some are unfounded.
Published 17 months ago by stephenb857
3.0 out of 5 stars An okay light read.
Nothing special, fairly light read. The praise for Obama is a bit laughable in hindsight but obviously the author could not see the future at the time of writing.
Published 20 months ago by Coral Leane
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