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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: An Insider's Guide to Modern Politics,… (2014)

by John Crace

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A good, very topical look at the current political landscape in the UK, in the run up to the 2015 general election. A number of recent political events are included, including the Scottish referendum & also the Leveson Enquiry. Very observant, without being overly favourtist. It is also good at pointing out that all the political leaders & parties have faults, & attempts, in part to explain the appeal of Nigel Farage & UKIP. Anyone with an interest in politics, the political process, or what happens to the UK in the next five years, would be advised to have a glance through this humorous series of observations. ( )
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Exactly a week after the general election, two men—Call me Dave and Call me Nick—walked side by side out into the rose garden of No. 10 Downing Street to give their first joint press-conference as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, looking for all the world like men in love. It was a romance in which people wanted to believe. But it was also one that people couldn't help but mistrust. Most unnerving, however, was the sense that they both couldn't quite believe their luck. Just how much fun the coalition was going to be for the rest of the country was then unclear. But now, almost five years on, this must-read guide to Westminster and the forthcoming General Election exposes the realities of Coaltion, while also featuring how Labour came to get the wrong Miliband, the Big Topics—Europe, Immigration, Education, Phone Hacking, and the Economy ('Stupid'...)—as well as UKIP and other dubious acronyms, and the countdown to the General Election 2015: five years of planning since the last one. This book is insightful, painful, and hilarious, whichever side you thought you were on.

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