50 People Who Buggered Up Britain

Download 50 People Who Buggered Up Britain ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to 50 People Who Buggered Up Britain book pdf for free now.

50 People Who Buggered Up Britain

Author : Quentin Letts
ISBN : 9781849011631
Genre : Humor
File Size : 65.97 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 570
Read : 1142

Which fifty people made Britain the wreck she is? From ludicrous propagandist Alastair Campbell to the Luftwaffe's allies, the modernist architects, it's time to name the guilty. Quentin Letts sharpens his nib and stabs them where they deserve it, from TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh, the dumbed-down buffoon who put the 'h' in Aspidistra, to the perpetrators of the 'Credit Crunch'. Margaret Thatcher ruptured our national unity. The creators of EastEnders trashed our brand over high tea. Thus, he argues, are the people who made our country the ugly, scheming, cheating, beer-ridden bum of the Western world. Here are the fools and knaves and vulgarians who ripped down our British glories and imposed the tawdry and the trite. In a half century we have gone from end-of-Empire to descent-into-Hell.
Category: Humor

The Biteback Dictionary Of Humorous Political Quotations

Author :
ISBN : 9781849544849
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 41.50 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 396
Read : 158

"Politics is no laughing matter - unless you've got Fred Metcalf's Dictionary of Humorous Political Quotations. From the wit that made Boris a contender to the best of George W. Bush, this book will have you in stitches. Bankers to bin Laden, bumper stickers to Biden, and even a few topics that don't begin with B, Metcalf has them all covered. Churchill's gravitas meets Jon Stewart's modern parody - if you have a political (or a funny) bone in your body, you need this book. I loved it!" Louise Mensch. With this brilliant anthology of mieux mots used in the theatre of politics over the centuries, Fred Metcalf has conjured an indispensable tool for both the seasoned public speaker and the armchair quotation-collector alike. Combining politics with a liberal dose of sex, drugs and Frank Zappa, Metcalf has produced a hearty panoply of memorable political rhetoric to cover any occasion - a remedy for those improvising amid impassioned response as well as those polishing their argument with the choicest of truisms.
Category: Political Science

The New Enclosure

Author : Brett Chistophers
ISBN : 9781786631619
Genre : History
File Size : 46.75 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 310
Read : 472

How public land has been stolen from us. Much has been written about Britain's trailblazing post-1970s privatization program, but the biggest privatization of them all has until now escaped scrutiny: the privatization of land. Since Margaret Thatcher took power in 1979, and hidden from the public eye, about 10 per cent of the entire British land mass, including some of its most valuable real estate, has passed from public to private hands. Forest land, defence land, health service land and above all else local authority land- for farming and school sports, for recreation and housing - has been sold off en masse. Why? How? And with what social, economic and political consequences? The New Enclosure provides the first ever study of this profoundly significant phenomenon, situating it as a centrepiece of neoliberalism in Britain and as a successor programme to the original eighteenth-century enclosures. With more public land still slated for disposal, the book identifies the stakes and asks what, if anything, can and should be done.
Category: History

Patronising Bastards

Author : Quentin Letts
ISBN : 9781472127341
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 87.33 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 656
Read : 1203

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of 50 People Who Buggered Up Britain, Quentin Letts, comes his blistering new book on how Britain's out-of-touch, illiberal elite fills its boots. 'HILARIOUS' Daily Mail 'With its vicious takedowns, Quentin Letts' laugh-out-loud Patronising Bastards will have the lefty-elite running scared' The Sun Not since Marie Antoinette said 'Let them eat cake' have the peasants been so revolting. Western capitalism's elites are bemused: Brexit, Trump, and maybe more eruptions to follow. But their rulers were so good to them! Hillary Clinton called the ingrates 'a basket of deplorables', Bob Geldof flicked them a V sign, Tony Blair thought voters too thick to understand the question. Wigged judges stared down their legalistic noses at a surging, pongy populous. These people who know best, these snooterati with their faux-liberal ways, are the 'Patronising Bastards'. Their downfall is largely of their own making - their Sybaritic excesses, an obsession with political correctness, the prolonged rape of reason and rite. You'll find these self-indulgent show-ponys not just in politics and the cloistered old institutions but also in high fashion, football, among the clean-eating foodies and at the Baftas and Oscars, where celebritydom hires PR smoothies to massage reputations and mislead, distort, twist. Political columnist and bestselling author Quentin Letts identifies these condescending creeps and their networks, their methods and their dubious morals. Letts kebabs them like mutton. It's baaaahd. It's juicy. Richard Branson, Emma Thompson, Shami Chakrabarti, Jean-Claude Juncker and any head waiter who calls you 'young man' - this one's for you!
Category: Political Science

Letts Rip

Author : Quentin Letts
ISBN : 9781780335049
Genre : Humor
File Size : 54.54 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 226
Read : 1078

Throughout the New Labour years - that decade of deceit, that era of wretched wriggle - the Daily Mail's Quentin Letts has maintained a lonely, vehement vigil. Like a lone clay pigeon shot squinting through his sights at a sky black with targets, he has fired his daily bullets at the poseurs and pooh-bahs of British public life. John Prescott? BANG! Alan Sugar? BANG BANG! Peter Mandelson, Harriet Harman, and the Commons Speaker Letts nicknamed 'Gorbals Mick'? Bullseyes - every single one. In this collection of anguished and often snortingly funny political sketches and journalism, Letts lets off more steam than a Chinese laundry. The modern Establishment won't like it. They tried to gag him. Smear him. Even tried to get him fired. Quentin Letts: The man they could not silence. As his wife will be the first to tell you. Praise for Quentin's previous books: 'I salute Mr Letts's one-man stand against the ugly and brainless Bog-Folk.' Daily Mail '[Quentin Letts] discharges his duty with flair and tracer precision...an angry book, beautifully written.' The Spectator
Category: Humor

Bog Standard Britain

Author : Quentin Letts
ISBN : 9781849012225
Genre : Humor
File Size : 65.91 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 291
Read : 880

No one would attack equality, would they? Quentin Letts just might. Not the notion of equality itself but the way it has become an industry for lobbyists, class warriors and New Labour's ageing Trots. Egalitarianism is a mania for today's policymakers and the soupy-brained halfwits we contrive to elect to public office. Appalled by free thinking, these equality junkies want to crush all individualism in our nation of once indignant eccentrics. Equality has been defiled by the ethnic grievance gang, by the harpies of feminist orthodoxy, by those risk-averse jackboots of town-hall bureaucracy with their quotas and creeds. Fair damsel Liberty has been whored by the best practice brigade, by the proceduralists of multinational corporatism in their company ties, by the glottal-stopping, municipal bores who insist that everyone must have prizes and that no culture can be dominant. Tilters against convention are assailed for their 'inappropriate' behaviour. Supporters of grammar schools are 'snobs'. Social nuance, once a vital lure to self-improvement, is deemed 'unacceptable'. Twenty-first century Britain's political cadre is so paralysed by class paranoia that it stops us attaining the best in schools, manners, language, fashion, popular culture. Elitism is a dirty word. The BBC stamps out the Queen's English because it is not 'accessible'. Celebrity morons are cultural pin-ups. Thick rools, OK. The glottal-stopping oikishness of our urban streets can be linked to modern equality's refusal to deplore. The prattishness of Jonathan Ross arises from a mad insistence that vulgarity is valid. Still think equality is such a great thing? You might not after reading this urgent, exasperated, witheringly funny book. Praise for 50 People Who Buggered Up Britain: '[Quentin Letts] discharges his duty with flair and tracer precision...an angry book, beautifully written.' The Spectator
Category: Humor

Country Life

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132698973
Genre : Country life
File Size : 28.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 399
Read : 272

Category: Country life

New Statesman

Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106019966024
Genre : Great Britain
File Size : 84.89 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 241
Read : 465

Category: Great Britain

The Times Index

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015079787936
Genre : Newspapers
File Size : 68.14 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 910
Read : 695

Indexes the Times and its supplements.
Category: Newspapers

Kaapse Bibliotekaris

Author :
ISBN : UCBK:C098776368
Genre : Libraries
File Size : 53.45 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 907
Read : 1198

Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)
Category: Libraries

The Painspotter S Guide To Broken Britain

Author : Andrew Holmes
ISBN : 9781907293160
Genre : Humor
File Size : 46.63 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 326
Read : 245

Welcome to Broken Britain! MPs are blaming 'The System' for their thieving behaviour. Bankers have burnt through more cash than President Mugabe and still been bailed out. Britain is Broke. Only one thing's going to sort this mess out - some good old-fashioned finger pointing. It's time to take revenge... Painspotting style. Let the Painspotting commence! This book is more effective than Prozac and cheaper than therapy. You may be angry, you may be mad, you may even be institutionalised, but put the baseball bat away, hang up your lynching rope, and let the Painspotting commence! 50 of the best Love them, hate them, blame them, rate them: The Painspotter's Guide to Broken Britain introduces the 50 most frightful characters you'll meet in a financial crisis, so prepare to laugh out loud at the Frightened Fat Cat, the Miserable Middle Class, the Self-help Saddo and many more.
Category: Humor

Direct Cinema

Author : Dave Saunders
ISBN : UOM:39015066419840
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 59.39 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 662
Read : 616

'Direct Cinema' is a comprehensive study of the seminal 'direct cinema' movement of 1960s America.
Category: Performing Arts

New Society

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015039301174
Genre : Great Britain
File Size : 66.85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 295
Read : 260

Category: Great Britain

Australian Melodramas

Author : Peter Pierce
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029130270
Genre : Australia
File Size : 47.66 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 816
Read : 432

No Marketing Blurb
Category: Australia

The Last Shenachie

Author : John Martin Douglas Pringle
ISBN : PSU:000004956426
Genre : Gaelic language
File Size : 78.9 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 898
Read : 568

Category: Gaelic language

The Bulletin

Author :
ISBN : UCSD:31822032723546
Genre : Sydney (N.S.W.)
File Size : 32.42 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 520
Read : 643

Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

The Economist

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121669217
Genre : Commerce
File Size : 42.11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 138
Read : 1140

Category: Commerce