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House of Fun: 20 Glorious Years in Parliament

by Simon Hoggart
£9.99   paperback  Guardian Faber Publishing (2014)

House of Fun: 20 Glorious Years in Parliament by Simon Hoggart Read about how John Major learned the English language from his time in Nigeria. There is Tony Blair, with his verb-free sentences which imply everything and promise nothing. Gordon Brown, the grumpiest prime minister of recent years, both Stalin and Mr Bean. And now David Cameron - who really, really hates being drawn with a condom on his head.
 
Let's not forget John Prescott, who can wrestle the English language to the mat and win by two falls to a submission, Michael Fabricant with his hairpiece stolen from the tail of a My Little Pony, Sir Peter Tapsell, a grandee so grand that when he rises to speak, Hansard writers are replaced by a crack team of monks to write up his words in illuminated lettering. Nick Clegg, with his default expression of a man's whose children's puppy is still missing. And of course, the famous 2010 press conference in the garden of Downing Street, a love-in that would have been illegal in 44 American states.
 
This book will have you laughing, chuckling, roaring, sniggering, and sometimes despairing. It is instant history with added jokes.

ISBN 13: 9781783350285 | ISBN 10: 1783350288