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Politics looked straightforward when Patrick Kidd took over the reins of the daily political sketch in The Times in 2015 David Cameron had just won a general election and would clearly be Prime Minister for as long as he wanted; George Osborne was his obvious successor rather than the editor of a free London evening newspaper; Theresa May was a slightly underwhelming Home Secretary and Jeremy Corbyn an anonymous Labour backbencher best known as a serial rebel against his own party Then suddenly everything went a bit strange In this anthology of his best columns from the past four years Kidd plays the role of parliamentary theatre critic chronicling the collapse of Cameron the nebulous clarity of May the rise and refusal to fall of Corbyn and Boris Johnson's repeated failure to keep his foot out of his mouth Featuring a menagerie of supporting oddballs such as Jacob and the Mogglodytes Failing Grayling Gavin Private Pike Williamson and the simpering lobby fodder that are Toady Lickspittle and Creep this is a much needed antidote to the gloom of the Brexit yearsPolitics looked straightforward when Patrick Kidd took over the reins of the daily political sketch in The Times in 2015 David Cameron had just won a general election and would clearly be Prime Minister for as long as he wanted; George Osborne was his obvious successor rather than the editor of a free London evening newspaper; Theresa May was a slightly underwhelming Home Secretary and Jeremy Corbyn an anonymous Labour backbencher best known as a serial rebel against his own party Then suddenly everything went a bit strange In this anthology of his best columns from the past four years Kidd plays the role of parliamentary theatre critic chronicling the collapse of Cameron the nebulous clarity of May the rise and refusal to fall of Corbyn and Boris Johnson's repeated failure to keep his foot out of his mouth Featuring a menagerie of supporting oddballs such as Jacob and the Mogglodytes Failing Grayling Gavin Private Pike Williamson and the simpering lobby fodder that are Toady Lickspittle and Creep this is a much needed antidote to the gloom of the Brexit yearsPolitics looked straightforward when Patrick Kidd took over the reins of the daily political sketch in The Times in 2015 David Cameron had just won a general election and would clearly be Prime Minister for as long as he wanted; George Osborne was his obvious successor rather than the editor of a free London evening newspaper; Theresa May was a slightly underwhelming Home Secretary and Jeremy Corbyn an anonymous Labour backbencher best known as a serial rebel against his own party Then suddenly everything went a bit strange In this anthology of his best columns from the past four years Kidd plays the role of parliamentary theatre critic chronicling the collapse of Cameron the nebulous clarity of May the rise and refusal to fall of Corbyn and Boris Johnson's repeated failure to keep his foot out of his mouth Featuring a menagerie of supporting oddballs such as Jacob and the Mogglodytes Failing Grayling Gavin Private Pike Williamson and the simpering lobby fodder that are Toady Lickspittle and Creep this is a much needed antidote to the gloom of the Brexit years


5 thoughts on “The Weak are a Long Time in Politics: Sketches from the Brexit Neverendum

  1. says:

    The funniest sketch writer we have I used look forward to reading Kidd's sketches every day in the Times and now he is mainly concentrating on other columns I do miss him dreadfully This excellent collection shows his wit deep understanding on how Westminster works and what makes our politicians tick Although Kidd teases and punctures egos when freuently necessary you never get the impression that he hates politicians and just wants to do a hatchet job It's laugh out loud funny but there is real analysis of what's going on And at the moment anybody who cuts through the posturing and cant of our elected representatives as humourously as this has a place on my bedside tableI've also bought a copy for my brother


  2. says:

    Absolutely brilliant Such a humorous insight into politics and yet so incisive and informative A joy to read but a sadness to finish


  3. says:

    We have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book which often made us laugh out loud A very witty commentary on Parliamentary proceedings Highly recommended


  4. says:

    An interesting humorous read


  5. says:

    There are much better Brexit sketches books around Pretty much any other one is