Yes, Prime Minister 

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       November 26, 2014

 

Author  Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
ISBN:                 978-0-571-26070-6
Publisher:         Faber
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Website:    http://www.faber.co.au 

Their back again and Prime Minister James Hackett has been plunged into a world in crisis. Can his government save the day as it tries to govern in today’s world?

Sir Humphrey, backed by his loyal band of Cabinet Secretary Humphrey Appleby and the hapless Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, have tapped into spin -doctoring, as of course they always have, even before it was spin-doctoring, while trying to cope with Global financial meltdown, the challenge of the Foreign Mister of Kumranistan and his particular foibles and life in a very modern Parliament .

Chaos, wit, skulduggery and totally unprincipled manipulation, all grace the pages of this completely engaging tongue-in-cheek look at Politics in the modem day: which as it turns out is pretty much still the same as when Hackett and his Cabinet ruled the Parliamentary Halls of Britain some 20 plus years ago. It would seem not a lot has changed.

Welcome back James Hackett with a refreshing look at Politics: for the fans of yesteryear enjoy the voyage and to the fans of today welcome aboard this very satirical look at the age old art form of Politics.