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The Politics Companion



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The Politics Companion by Daisy Sampson
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In which country did a rhinoceros win an election? Which Mexican president held a funeral for his own leg? Which MP's Spitting Image puppet sold for the most money at auction? Who said 'A flea can be taught everything a Congressman can'? What is a kakistocracy? Who was the only American president to get into a fight in a bar (because someone called him Four-Eyes)? Which MP was bitten by a bear while riding it? And was the last person to live at 10 Downing Street before the Prime Minister really called Mr Chicken? For answers to these and hundreds more burning political questions, turn to any page in this invaluable book of facts, statistics and trivia. Even a short browse through its bizarre, entertaining and highly informative contents will soon reveal the inner workings of the men, the women and the rhinoceroses that govern us.

Author Biography

Consultant editor Daisy Sampson began her career in politics as a researcher in the House of Commons, and spent several years at the frontline of politics before moving on to political broadcasting. She has worked for several television and radio stations, and now presents The Daily Politics on BBC2 with Andrew Neil, and has a slot on BBC Breakfast called Yesterday in Parliament.
Release date NZ
October 21st, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
New edition
b&w line drawings
Robson Books Ltd
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