[Epub] ↠ Things Can Only Get Better Author John O'Farrell – Buyantivirus.us

Things Can Only Get Better 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.

[Epub] ↠ Things Can Only Get Better  Author John O'Farrell – Buyantivirus.us
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Things Can Only Get Better
  • John O'Farrell
  • English
  • 17 June 2018
  • 0552998036

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ Things Can Only Get Better Author John O'Farrell – Buyantivirus.us


  1. says:

    Extremely entertaining and very, very funny The book seems dated now as it ends just after the Labour landslide in 1997., but is still worth a read The book reads a bit like a diary, with important dates and elections as chapters O Farrell is self deprecating and I really enjoyed how he takes the mickey out of himself There are serious parts to the book too, though I m looking forward to reading his new book that has just been published This did make me laugh out loud in many places Well Extremely entertaining and very, very funny The book seems dated now as it ends just after the Labour landslide in 1997., but is still worth a read The book reads a bit like a diary, with important dates and elections as cha...


  2. says:

    A good book to appreciate the glee felt by many including me at the end of the 18 years of Tory rule He writes with an understanding of the politics of the time and of the hopes of the majority that we would see better government and governance than hitherto We did for a while before the iron law of British politics clicked in when Blair heard the voices and began to want to strut on a larger stage than Westminster and Whitehall The last PM who didn t do abroad with any enthusiasm was Stanl A good book to appreciate the glee felt by many including me at the end of the 18 years of Tory rule He writes with an understanding of the politics of the time and of the hopes of the majority that we would see better government and governance than hitherto We did for a while before the iron law of Briti...


  3. says:

    John O Farrell s book on life under Margaret Thatcher is laugh out loud funny John was a script writer for Spitting Image which alongside Margaret Thatcher was a defining component of my childhood His description of growing up in Mar...


  4. says:

    John O Farrell always makes me laugh out loud so hard my ribs hurt If I was ever so lucky to meet the man in person, I m sure I d like him I agree with a lot of what he says Yet, I never seem to adore the books as a whole In fact, I grea...


  5. says:

    Fever Pitch style biography where the focus is not football but on politics, specifically the Labour party It s an easy, pleasant read, perhaps too much so for a book concerning politics O Farrell treats his party very much as other authors treat the football teams, with exasperation and bli...


  6. says:

    A fantastic, witty read, O Farrell relives the dark days of the selfish, greed fuelled 80s, in a comic yet poignant way He is actually quite self deprecating in his tales, despite the right wing press inevitably focusing solely on the rather ill advised musings of a frustrated and angry yo...


  7. says:

    So this sat on my shelf untouched for about 3 years, but after much scolding at Party Conference I finally got round to reading it Brilliant, has to be read.


  8. says:

    Not as good as An Impartial History , but very amusing and a fun way of reviewing British politics in the 80s and 90s.


  9. says:

    Originally published on my blog here in June 2002.Many tragic events can seem comic in retrospect, and in this book the depression accompanying being a Labour Part supporter in Thatcher s Britain is made very funny indeed As someone mildly left wing rabidly so by the standards of the place where I grew up, where even the Conservatives are too left wing to be voted onto the local council , I shared many of the disappointments felt by John O Farrell, albeit in a less committed way partly dictate Originally published on my blog here in June 2002.Many tragic events can seem comic in retrospect, and in this book the depression accompanying being a Labour Part supporter in Thatcher s Britain is made very funny indeed As someone mildly left wing rabidly so by the standards of the place where I grew up, where even the Conservatives are too left wing to be voted onto the local council , I shared many of the disappointments felt by John O Farrell, albeit in a less committed way partly dictated by being seven or eight years younger as well as by my own apathy I have only once been to a demonstration, against the Tiananmen Square massacre, and even that only involved a forty second walk What Things Can Only Get Better consistently reminded me of was the series of Adrian Mole diaries I liked this better because all the embarrassing social ineptitude which...


  10. says:

    The narrative is a memoir of a coming of age as an activist in the British Labour Party Some interesting recollections, particularly if you were there, which I was up to 1987 Thereafter, I was in the U.S and watched developments from afar It was these reminisces that wereinteresting to me But would not be the case if the reader lived in the U.K throughout this period Published in 1998, and ending with the election of centrist Tony Blair as the first Labour Prime Minister after what The narrative is a memoir of a coming of age as an activist in the British Labour Party Some interesting recollections, particularly if you were...

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