About this book
A new collection of Hoggart's parliamentary sketches from "The Guardian", in which he casts an amused and sceptical eye over the political events of the past 5 years. Takes us from the dying days of Tony Blair's leadership, through the Gordon Brown era and on to the bewildering days of the comedy double-act Cameron and Clegg.
A collection of parliamentary sketches that takes us from the departure of Tony Blair to the arrival of the grumpiest prime minister in recent history, through the expenses scandal - with its duck houses, moat cleaning and porn films - to the last election and the arrival of a new premiere, David Cameron, the man who hates the condom on his head.
Picking up where The Hands of History left off, Simon Hoggart's brilliant new collection of parliamentary sketches takes us from the dying days of Tony Blair's leadership, through the shadow-filled days of Gordon Brown and on to the utterly bewildering days of that comedy double-act Cameron and Clegg. He charts the events that made the news, the faux-pas that should have, and the myriad mistakes that have landed us all where we are now. Above all, he gives us incisive and witty pen-portraits of those responsible for our plight: the belligerent Brown, the unintelligible Prescott, the slippery Cameron and the bemused Miliband This is a hilarious account of a period which, on the surface, doesn't give us much to laugh about, from the master wit of Westminster.
About this author
Simon Hoggart writes political sketches for the Guardian, and a column on wine for the Spectator. Until 2006 he presented The News Quiz on Radio 4.