Our list of explosive gifts for political nerds will help you to pick an awesome gift for your savvy chum.
Where will it all end? Changes in leadership across the spectrum, the usual sex scandals and of course Brexit. How can you keep up?
Explosive Christmas Gifts for Political Nerds 2019
The Great Betrayal tells the story of a failed Brexit and a betrayal of the British people, drawn from interviews with those at the very centre of what became, in the end, a surreal charade.
With all the political infighting in British politics over Brexit dominating the news cycle, we almost forgot who we were negotiating with. Now, in Blind Man’s Brexit, we get to see and hear exactly what was going on in the corridors of power in Brussels, and how the EU comprehensively outmanoeuvred the UK government.
Charting the crusade from the massing of the UKIP foot soldiers after the general election to the arrival of the Cabinet cavalry after Cameron’s Brussels deal and the dramatic final weeks’ fighting on battle buses, The Brexit Club reveals the truth behind the campaign that divided friends, families and, ultimately, the country.
A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life. Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, to most of us he is just Boris the only politician of the age to be regarded in such familiar, even affectionate terms.
‘At the centre of his first novel, a light comedy, is a terrorist plot of frightening ingenuity…the comedy is reminiscent of Tom Sharpe.’ Sunday Times. Boris amazingly found the time this year to write his first novel.
Theresa May has presided over the most dramatic and historic peacetime premiership for a century. May at 10 tells the compelling inside story of the most turbulent period in modern British politics for 100 years.
David Cameron was elected Conservative leader in 2005 and in 2010 became Prime Minister after forming the UK’s first coalition government for 70 years. Following five years of economic transformation and radical reform, he won the first Conservative majority in a quarter of a century. In 2016 he stood down after his referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union resulted in a vote to leave. We predict this will be one of the most popular gifts for political nerds this Christmas.
A searching analysis of the Cameron years, as told to the authors by key players within the Government, including Cameron himself. Originally written about the Coalition years, this has been updated to include the Brexit story.
The widely quoted seminal work by Lord Ashcroft, it includes the pig-gate story that helped sensationalise its publication. It nevertheless is a must read to better understand the Cameron psyche.
‘Meticulous and highly readable … Funny and devastating’ Daily Telegraph
‘The most compelling in-depth study so far’ Guardian
A gripping expose of the man, his politics and what Corbyn in Downing Street could mean for Britain.
Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the most prominent and controversial figures in contemporary British politics. He is a man who divides opinion in his own party, in Parliament and across the country.
Michael Gove is one of the most recognisable faces in British politics and one of the most divisive. Whether it’s taking on the education blob, acting as frontman of the Brexit campaign or orchestrating one of the bloodiest political assassinations in the history of British politics, Gove is a man who makes things happen.
‘Bower delivers a devastating indictment . . . I will bet my socks that his account of the events that led to the Iraq war is more comprehensive that Chilcot, far more forthright in identifying the guilty men and informed by better judgement.’ (Max Hastings Daily Mail)
“Essential reading for anyone fearful of the rise of populist extremism or who thinks coalitions are the future of British politics” (Robert Peston)
“This is an important book: a revealing analysis of British politics today and why it urgently needs reform” (Shirley Williams)
Other explosive gifts for political nerds
The insightful, hilarious and engrossing memoir from one of our most eminent TV broadcasters, Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis, as she takes you behind the scenes of the biggest news stories in recent years.
‘A deliciously funny book about the high-wire act of broadcasting and the madness that surrounds it’ The Times.
“Quite simply, one of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine: reading it is like having a light shone on your understanding… Marshall is clear-headed, lucid and possessed of an almost uncanny ability to make the broad picture accessible and coherent … the book is, in a way which astonished me, given the complexities of the subject, unputdownable… I can’t think of another book that explains the world situation so well.” — Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard
Hindsight is a wonderful thing; this is an even better read now that the referendum is behind us. An interesting and prophetic romp of a story by Andrew Marr, we loved it!
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