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The Blunders of our Governments by [King, Anthony]

The Blunders of our Governments Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 141 customer reviews

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‘An entertaining journey through the cock-ups of governments.' 



A non-fiction choice in the Independent's 50 Best Winter Reads

(Independent)

 ‘Perceptive and entertaining… chilling’ 

(THES)

'If Britain’s politicians are among the world's most honest, hardworking and well-meaning, why do they mess up so badly and so often? A trenchant book that will make you see red, even as you laugh.'

(Best Books of 2013 Economist)

'This book will make you gasp in disbelief and stamp your feet in rage, and quite frequently reduce you to helpless laughter... it is hard to overpraise.'

(Peter Wilby Guardian)

‘Must be read by every incumbent and wannabe representative of the people.’

(Best Books of 2013 The Herald)

’A notable indictment of modern British politics and administration… a splendid dipping-into volume to feed fashionable public disdain for the fragile art of politics.’

(Best Politics Books of 2013 Guardian)

‘In a refreshing break from the customary finger-pointing tribalism of British politics, Anthony King and Ivor Crewe lay bare the ways in which governments of all hues have wasted mountains of cash on titanically misconceived projects in the past few decades… astonishing.’

(Metro)

‘This is a very apposite book and should be read by ministers, shadow ministers, parliamentarians and civil servants.'

(Total Politics)

'Fascinating and zeitgeisty.' 

(David Aaronovitch The Times)

 'Compelling… David Cameron is said to have read about Winston Churchill’s early warmongering during his summer holidays. It would have been much better for all of us if he had read this.'

(Independent on Sunday)

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‘Compelling… David Cameron is said to have read about Winston Churchill’s early warmongering during his summer holidays. It would have been much better for all of us if he had read this.’
Independent on Sunday

‘Illuminating and disturbing… [four/five stars]’
Philip Johnston, Telegraph

‘One of the hottest books of the season… a deeply depressing catalogue of major projects championed at the highest level that have turned into turkeys.’
Scotsman


‘Compelling… David Cameron is said to have read about Winston Churchill’s early warmongering during his summer holidays. It would have been much better for all of us if he had read this.’
Independent on Sunday

‘Illuminating and disturbing… [four/five stars]’
Philip Johnston, Telegraph

‘One of the hottest books of the season… a deeply depressing catalogue of major projects championed at the highest level that have turned into turkeys.’
Scotsman

‘Rivetingly told… a feast of fiascos, a banquet of balls-ups.’
Francis Wheen, Literary Review

‘Fascinating.’ Alan Johnson MP, New Statesman

‘Grimly entertaining… King and Crewe, veteran and incisive commentators, shatter the delusions… This book should be a compulsory text for every would-be minister and permanent secretary.’

‘Timely and intelligent.’
Prospect

‘The closest politics gets to pornography’
Simon Jenkins, Guardian

‘Two of our most brilliant political analysts focus entertainingly on an endless succession of great British cock-ups… thoroughly entertaining and erudite.’
Observer

‘Rivetingly told… a feast of fiascos, a banquet of balls-ups.’
Francis Wheen, Literary Review

‘Fascinating.’ Alan Johnson MP, New Statesman

‘Grimly entertaining… King and Crewe, veteran and incisive commentators, shatter the delusions… This book should be a compulsory text for every would-be minister and permanent secretary.’

‘Timely and intelligent.’
Prospect

‘The closest politics gets to pornography’
Simon Jenkins, Guardian

‘Two of our most brilliant political analysts focus entertainingly on an endless succession of great British cock-ups… thoroughly entertaining and erudite.’
Observer

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2589 KB
  • Print Length: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications; Revised, Updated edition (4 Sept. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MY8S5MQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 141 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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