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5.0 out of 5 stars
Too sensible to be taken seriously by politicians, 17 Feb 2010
The new intake of MPs should be made to sit down and read this as their second task as public servants (the first being to fill in their initial expenses claim, obviously). Butler has trawled through the best ideas of the current political classes and filtered out most (though, pleasingly, not all) of the looney tune gimmicks. The result is a thoughtful agenda for running the country that does not trip itself up by having to shoehorn ideology into the mix. The ideas are so sensible they have no chance of being adopted by the gurning sound-bite automatons who extraterrestrial powers have inserted into the festering carapaces of our elected representatives.