Simon Hoggart’s brilliant new collection of parliamentary sketches takes us from the dying days of Tony Blair’s leadership, through the shadow filled days of Gordon Brown, and the expenses scandal with its moat cleaning, duck houses, and porn films, and on to the utterly bewildering days of that comedy double act Cameron and Clegg.
He charts the events that made the news, the faux pas that should have, and the myriad mistakes that have landed us all where we are now with an amused and sceptical eye.
Above all he gives us incisive and witty pen portraits of those responsible for our plight: the belligerent Brown,the unintelligible Prescott, the slippery Cameron, and the bemused Milliband. This is a hilarious account of a period which on the surface doesn’t give us much to laugh about , from the master wit of Westminster.
Audiences will be guaranteed 90 minutes of hilarity and astonishment as Simon reads from, takes questions and talks about, this compendium of jokes and anecdotes from his life in journalism that sparkles with wit and wisdom. Followed by book signing.
Tickets: Full £12/ GulbCard £10