Are you bored of Brown, confused by Cameron, or maddened by Menzies Campbell? Did Blair make you despair? Would you like to give Bush the push? Are you simply infuriated by Berlusconi's baloney? If you're worried that you're the only one who just can't believe the bull our leaders seem to think they can feed us, this is the book for you. It works like this: the authors have scoured the murky world of politics to find the juiciest, funniest and most stupid quotes from politicians across the world in order that we, the good public, may delight in seeing the political soundbite bite the speaker right back where it hurts. Our leaders often make us laugh, but mostly out of disbelief at their antics, and this little tome won't disappoint in providing plenty of chuckles as we witness our esteemed statesmen, past and present, use nothing but their own words to prove how full of shite they really are. But, in the spirit of fair-play, an (unsurprisingly smaller) section features the rare moments where genuine humour has somehow found its way out of their mouths. Oh, and there's a chapter on stupid things the Royals have said for themselves over the years.
So as the world goes increasingly mad, and as every politician proves to be badder than the last bad apple, leaf through "Is It Just Me Or Are All Politicians Shite?" and just try to have a laugh about it all.
Mark Hanks and Ben Garrett are writers and editors who have nurtured an unhealthy obsession with the political animal to the point that they could only find comic relief in the painstaking task of compiling the most idiotic statements in recent history. They are exhausted.