Things Can Only Get Better

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A personal account of a comedy writer and Labour supporter who survived 18 miserable years of Conservative government, these are the hilarious confessions of someone who has helped the Labour party lose elections at every level.

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Like bubonic plague and stone cladding, no-one took Margaret Thatcher seriously until it was too late. Her first act as leader was to appear before the cameras and do a V for Victory sign the wrong way round. She was smiling and telling the British people to f*** off at the same time. It was something we would have to get used to.’

Things Can Only Get Better is the personal account of a Labour supporter who survived eighteen miserable years of Conservative government. It is the heartbreaking and hilarious confessions of someone who has been actively involved in helping the Labour party lose elections at every level: school candidate: door-to-door canvasser: working for a Labour MP in the House of Commons; standing as a council candidate; and eventually writing jokes for a shadow cabinet minister.

Along the way he slowly came to realise that Michael Foot would never be Prime Minister, that vegetable quiche was not as tasty as chicken tikki masala and that the nuclear arms race was never going to be stopped by face painting alone.

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Weight 0.23 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

332

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.085092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K