50 People Who Buggered Up Britain

50 People Who Buggered Up Britain

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.

Author: Quentin Letts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849011631

Category: Humor

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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.
Categories: Humor

Patronising Bastards

Patronising Bastards

'With its vicious takedowns, Quentin Letts' laugh-out-loud Patronising Bastards will have the lefty-elite running scared' Sun 'Excellent . . . funny, enjoyable and timely' Choice 'Hilarious . . .' Daily Mail

Author: Quentin Letts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472127341

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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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!
Categories: Political Science

Stop Bloody Bossing Me About

Stop Bloody Bossing Me About

Patronising Bastards makes some serious political points' Daily Mail 'The political columnist at his lacerating best' Sunday Telegraph 'With its vicious takedowns, Quentin Letts' laugh-out-loud Patronising Bastards will have the lefty-elite ...

Author: Quentin Letts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349135168

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Hands, face, space. Curfews. Don't drink. Bend your knees. Conform, obey, comply - surrender. British life has become infested by bossiness. Boris Johnson won power as one of life's free-wheelers but his first year as PM saw a fever of finger-wagging. The real pandemic? Passive-aggressive ninnying by politicians, scientists and officialdom. From Sage with its graphs to BBC grandees telling us not to sing 'Rule Britannia', the National Trust with its slavery mania, to calorie counts on menus: why won't they leave us alone? Theatre directors beat us over the head with their agitprop. Militant cyclists scream at us from their saddles. Meghan Markle ticks us off for not being more Californian. Bossiness: did it begin when Moses came down from the mountain with his tablets? Cromwell beat Chris Whitty to it by four centuries and banned Christmas. A. Hitler, B. Mussolini and J.V. Stalin: they liked to throw their weight around, but today's self-serving dictators are more subtle. They do it with a caring smile. Tell us it's for our own good. They claim to be liberals! Following his best-selling Fifty People Who Buggered Up Britain and his 2017 Christmas favourite Patronising Bastards, parliamentary sketchwriter Quentin Letts storms back into hard covers with a vituperative howl against the 'bossocracy'. They tell us what to do, what to say, how to think. Letts gives them a prolonged, resonant raspberry. He names the guilty men and women: Dominic Cummings, Prof Neil Ferguson, that strutting self-polisher Nicola Sturgeon, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Cressida Dick, Michael Gove, even the sainted Sir David Attenborough. Bang! They all take a barrel. And then there's publicity-prone plonker Matt Hancock posing for photographs while doing his 'Mr Fit' press-ups. Reasonable people have had enough of being bossed about. And when reasonable people stop respecting the law, society has a problem.
Categories: Political Science

Letts Rip

Letts Rip

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.

Author: Quentin Letts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780335049

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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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
Categories: Humor

Bog Standard Britain

Bog Standard Britain

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.

Author: Quentin Letts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849012225

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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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
Categories: Humor

Country Life

Country Life

Many hunting people will enjoy the withering critique bestowed upon Alun
Michael, the MP who drove through the Act, in Quentin Letts' new book 50 People
who Buggered up Britain. So, amid such merry scenes, why have hunting's 'great
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New Statesman

New Statesman

This one ' s going out He is in the top 20 of the Daily to my students struggling in
Mail hack Quentin Letts ' s new education to get a qualification . . . book , 50
People Who Buggered everyone standing on a street Up Britain . Letts doesn ' t
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The Speaker s Wife

The Speaker s Wife

As the stories twist and flow together, Ross finds himself caught up in a world of bribes, violence and political spin and, at high personal cost, he must confront his demons.

Author: Quentin Letts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472121998

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The Rev Tom Ross's quiet and semi-alcoholic life as chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons is about to be shattered. Pastor Petroc Stone of a central London, evangelical church gives sanctuary to a young man being chased by the police for making an anti-Islamic protest. Politicians rage about the Church of England giving a safe haven to a dangerous criminal and Islamists surround the church building, furious at the boy's insult. Meanwhile, the charismatic, white-maned Don of Doubt, Augustus Dymock, and his secular campaign, the Thought Foundation, are pressuring the Church to sell hundreds of its under-used places of worship. As the stories twist and flow together, Ross finds himself caught up in a world of bribes, violence and political spin and, at high personal cost, he must confront his demons. The Speaker's Wife mixes Westminster intrigue with searching depictions of an England which has neglected its beliefs. Laugh-aloud satire is mixed with moving passages about the human condition and even a fairytale love story.
Categories: Fiction

The Times Index

The Times Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015079787936

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Indexes the Times and its supplements.
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Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris

This is the moving and poignant tale about a young man caught up in a situation
that was not of his making and did not accord ... After reading Daily Mail
columnist Quentin Letts ' book called 50 People who buggered Britain , author
Alexander ...

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Category: Libraries

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

New Society

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ISBN: UOM:39015039301174

Category: Great Britain

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The Last Shenachie

The Last Shenachie

The British Isles are in a mess because greedy England is over - populated by 38
million people who cannot live on her ... Ireland – Ireland was Ireland when
England was a pup ; Ireland shall be Ireland when England ' s buggered up ;
sang the patriots when mounting the scaffold . Australia – all we have to do is to
import 50 million Japanese and 50 million Indonesians into the continent and
they shall ...

Author: John Martin Douglas Pringle

Publisher: Sydney : Wentworth Books

ISBN: PSU:000004956426

Category: Gaelic language

Page: 47

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The Bulletin

The Bulletin

By and In most states , the Liberals have been influence preselections or manage
camlarge , the sort of people who are ... s intervention - it will not only contest
federal National Party seats the Nats buggered up preselections , ” says be a big
deal . ... Nats , none of its MPs looks " emergence ” that used to be favoured by
likely to retire next time around the British Tories . ... Whatever Anderson decides
, the als - in their original guise as the Country 50 / 50 between Labor and the
Liberals ...

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Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

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Categories: Sydney (N.S.W.)

The Economist

The Economist

Legis make beer ) increased by more than 50 % . clubs and bars to open in
deserted ware lation that made it easier to get hold ... sides of the de studies
temperance at the London dingy street with no lighting and buggered bate
unwittingly followed a 19th ... Drunken " We brought the area up , people sumes
17 % more than he did in 1995 , even punch - ups are more ... Blotto Britain Litres
per person of 100 % alcohol , 1985 = 100 120 Britain 8.4 110 100 United States
90 6.7 80 France ...

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Category: Commerce

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Commonwealth

Commonwealth

When he was interviewed immediately after the sentence , he observed : “ For me
, I think that everything will be buggered up . ... Author John Beasant VANUATU
50 mls _Torres Islands Banks Islands Aoba Aurora Espiritu Santo Luganville
Many ... And it was almost certainly the first time most British people even knew
they shared the government of a remote Pacific ... When rebellion broke out ,
stirred up by a motley crew of American and other buccaneers and supported by
French ...

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Category: Commonwealth countries

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Parade

Parade

a View fro erek Sterek ' s one of the few men around these days with always a
wad of the folding stuff on his well ... ten or even five grand begrudgingly doled
out by sullen clerks to people who perhaps have 50 times that amount locked in
... Many means are being dreamed up to acquire one ' s own money from banks ,
which haven ' t got the stuff because the ... the printing machine which endors - es
stamp duty on the kites is buggered , with no forex to import a replacement or the
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Category: Zimbabwe

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The Architects Journal

The Architects  Journal

It ' s a fair fight after all , and if it comes to a choice , surely we should protect
those parts of rural England where nothing happens ? ... Everything ' s been
buggered up anyway , by plate glass and Flintstones bungalows . ... 50 . For
quines contact The Subscription Department MBC Architectural Press & Building
Publications , Audit House , Field End Road , Ruislip Middlesex HA49LR ... Telex
299 049 MBC BGLG Produced in Britain by BPCC Magazines ( Colchester Ltd ,
Colchester .

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Category: Architecture

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Direct Cinema

Direct Cinema

1 million farm families , almost 5 million people , lived in poverty ' ( Patterson
2000 : 78 ) . ... 16 Basil Wright derided the ABC cut as ' buggered - up ' ( quoted in
Levin 1971 : 50 ) . ... Michael Bentine , Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike
Milligan , was a popular , irreverently surreal British radio programme of the
1950s .

Author: Dave Saunders

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ISBN: UOM:39015066419840

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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