You Are Here Paperback – 7 Jul 2005
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An entertaining and thought-provoking mixture of extraordinary research and satirical analysis. (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, 31 July)
Devotees of their acclaimed television show will love this new 'dossier' from Bremner, Bird and Fortune. Others should read it, not least because it is very, very funny¿ where this book really packs a punch is in its assembly of hard facts about international affairs and British society. Satire might not be dead, but the world today, it seems, is truly beyond parody. (THE OBSERVER, 7 August)
..paints as accurate a picture as possible of where we are now and how we got here. (Ben Snowden ECOLOGIST, 1 Mar)
STUPID WHITE MEN - from Britain. Completely updated for paperback, a witty account of our nation today from the ever-popular Bremner, Bird and FortuneSee all Product Description
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Every politician should read this book. Everyone thinking of forming a new party, or thinking of standing for the most minor committee post on a parish council, should read this book. You think you can solve the world's problems? Read this. It's essential to compare the idealism you can display when you have no responsibilities with the pragmatism needed once you think you are responsible for everything.
The irony is that Bremner, Bird and Fortune are writing from a left-of-centre perspective. They are no friends of the Tory Party whatsoever. But the Tories and the Liberal Democrats should certainly read this in their preparation of their election campaign materials.
Apart from one very short chapter, the authors offer no solution to the problems they so ably point out. They are even more effective in pointing out the inconsistences between what people say and what they do, or what they say one year and then say the next year. As you might expect of a political book published in 2004, it majors on Iraq.
With luck, when future historians try to assess the Blair governments, they will use this book as one of their prime sources.
It contains a number of very well researched articles, jokes, commentaries and mock conversations on topics of the day, generally exposing humbug, contradiction and incompetency in public office. The observation and wit is razor sharp and the nearest thing I can think of would be a massive volume of Private Eye, with more indepth artciles and generally more funny (sorry Ian H). Very cleverly done. Perhaps tis is not surpirsing as John Bird and John Fortune were there at the start of the UK satire revolution in the early sixties (along with Peter Cook).
"The Long Johns" scripts are also available incidently and are also hillarious and in much the same vain as some of the content of this book.
It is by my bedside and provides many a late night giggle.
Like the cover says it is not so much a book but a dossier, with a wide collection of cartoons, documents and other bits and pieces which are mostly intresting and great to read.
This book is not suitable for anyone who likes politicians, who is proud of government and the state of the country... and wishes to keep it that way. You'll never see politics in the same light again.
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Cover 4/5 says it all
From a quick browse this looks to be full dodgy dossier! I read on
Alexander of the Allrighters and Ywnwab!
This book tells you the state of politics and the UK like never before - honestly! I laughed all the way through this book, whilst still remaining shocked at what goes on in our... Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2008 by Geoff Hodge
Calling this book a British equivalent to Michael Moore does it a disservice. I'm a fan of Michael Moore but his approach is much more self-centred and "showy", whereas Bremner,... Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2007 by S Bruce