Things Can Only Get Worse?: Twenty confusing years in the life of a Labour supporter (Paperback)
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Things Can Only Get Worse?: Twenty confusing years in the life of a Labour supporter (Paperback)

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'...as the Labour candidate I prepared for every possible question on the local radio Election Phone-In. What I had not prepared for was my mum ringing up to say that she agreed with John O'Farrell. On EVERYTHING.' Where Did We Go Right? is the personal story of one political activist helping Labour progress from its 1997 landslide to the unassailable position it enjoys today. Along the way, he stood for Parliament against Theresa May but failed to step into her shoes; he was dropped from Tony and Cherie's Christmas card list after he revealed he always sent their card on to a friend from the SWP; and he campaigned for a new non-selective inner-city state school, then realised this meant he had to send his kids to a non-selective inner-city state school. The long-awaited sequel to the best-selling Things Can Only Get Better is for everyone who could use a good laugh after Brexit, Boris and Trump. A roller-coaster ride through the last two decades via the very best political jokes (excluding the ones that keep getting elected).

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784162634
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 251 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Hilarious, insightful and has that rare quality of making politics fun. A brilliant book everyone should read, whoever you vote for." -- Owen Jones, author of The Establishment
"Even Conservatives will like this" -- Roland White * The Sunday Times *
"Reading this book is like reliving the last twenty years as a Labour supporter. John O'Farrell has, in his own unique and hilarious way, captured the highs and lows, pride and embarrassment, joy and frustration of being Labour." -- Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
"O'Farrell hasn't lost his touch. There are laughs as well as large doses of common sense." -- Chris Mullin * Guardian *
"John O'Farrell couldn't be unfunny if he tried but this book is even better than his famous take on Labour's 18 years in opposition. Hilarious and insightful in equal measure this is vintage stuff from Maidenhead's finest political brain." -- Alan Johnson

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“Labour pains”

There were only two things I didn’t want my kids ever to do and that was: to smoke and to vote Tory-and they haven’t yet ( I hope). John O’Farrell is more ambitious: he wants his to vote labour forever as he wants to... More

Paperback edition
28th June 2018
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SGH

“Yet another belter!”

So much of what John O'Farrell writes reflects my own thoughts and feeling of recent times. As an educator I sympathise with his struggles as Chair of Governors at his local school. I('m pleased that there... More

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19th August 2018
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