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Litics partly around Westminster as a must read if I wanted to understand about its inner workings In It Together a title taken from ne f the key pieces f rhetoric used by politicians in the ConservativeLiberal Democrat government is an account f the relationships between those politicians and how the government has perated behind the scenes developed through the author s Parliamentary contacts and his interviews with politicians The book is gripping from start to finishI started taking a real interest in national politics when the General Election The Secret Child of 2010 was taking place when I was 17 and a few months shortf being able to vote so the story Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno: Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook of the Coalition government isne that I ve been following ever since the fateful rose garden scene with David Cameron and Nick Clegg announcing their new political partnership ITN video f the ccasion The book has led me to recall a lot f the major issues and stories from 2010 up to today and has made me feel informed not nly as a student with an interest in politics but as a member f today s electorateAnother aspect f the book worth mentioning is that Death by Inferior Design of superb uotations and paintingf situations for instance there s Clegg s insecurity as a leader I wasn t really leading he is claimed to have said after the failure f the AV referendum and the tuition fees u turn and the clashes between Clegg and the prime minister Cameron is reported to have said to his deputy You can go ff and do whatever you want with Labour Even if you completely disagree with the Coalition s politics you ll be able to enjoy the way that the author so finely humanises Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 1940-1945 our leaders and governors and brings a touchf novelistic characterisation to figures that we read every day about and might mostly see from a distance in a two dimensional waySo I d recommend this book to anyone with an interest in British politics in the modern day and how government works behind the stage curtains You ll also feel like you re in the know ever something to be desired when you have political friends that all think they know everything about the government and current affairs but aren t privy to Westminster gossip Now this is Gossip with a capital G If you like your politics spicy fuelled by intrigue swearing rows between colleagues with a dash f sex corruption and deficit reduction David Cameron George Osborne Boris Johnson and Nick Clegg he will tell the truth behind key relationships the U turns the shifts in policies the dramatic fights and argu.
In It Together is an authoritative comprehensive account f the Coalition Perhaps the bible f Cameron and Clegg s government but with two years f the relationship still to play A Philosophy of Cinematic Art out accurately the first testamentThose who regularly read Matthew d Ancona s columns for the Telegraph and Evening Standard will be familiar with his Westminster insider access and his moderate informed centre right politicalutlookThere are no hugely revealing scoops The Potato Hack: Weight Loss Simplified or game changing revelations but that is reflectivef the White House Years (Henry Kissingers Memoirs out in public naturef coalition government workings and the fact that the characters involved are simply no match for those f New Labour who they replacedThat being said there is plenty to keep the reader gripped d Ancona essentially the Coalition s fly n the wall Perhaps most revealing is the somewhat tense relationship between Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne the Chancellor portrayed as a shrewd political Scab operator throughoutThe writing style is fluid and engaging d Ancona is fondf a metaphor a tweet is a long time in politics In a World Created by a Drunken God or if it takes a village to raise a child then it certainly takes a newsroom to train a hack but that is usually no bad thing Moreover the content is well connected among key themes broadly chronological but not alwaysAll in all a must read for anyone with a serious interest in the first coalition government since WW2 Justne small bugbear for a marriage Indo No Kao or civil partnershipf blue and yellow why the red cover Very well written and fascinating account f the beginnings and workings f the coalition I don t agree with the author s politics but it does us good to push Giant Peach Yodel ourselvesut f ur comfort zones sometimes I d recommend this to anyone who wants to understand the behind the scenes deals and personalities that have kept the coalition together even if at times it has come close to collapse I voted libdem at the last election and was horrified when they went into partnership with the conservatives I now understand about that decision but I m not persuaded it was the best decision and I think it signalled the end f the libdem party If the next election brings us another coalition it will be interesting to see what form that takes This book by the journalist Matthew D Ancona n Britain s Coalition government was recommended to me by someone who works in po. Matthew d'Ancona's In It Together is the revelatory inside story f Britain's coalition governmentWith exclusive unprecedented access to all the major senior figures from.
Hen you ll love this bookD Ancona takes us from the birth f the coalition through a series f events not chronologically rdered but thematically most Iniquity of which provided the coalition with a panicr two Coulson Education reform NHS reform and so n We gain an insight into why the Liberal Democrats were willing to go into a pact with a party they previously had little in common with learning n the way that IDS for example refused to speak to George Osborne for months about Child Benefit that Boris gleefully admitted he took credit for the Olympics won and rganised by thers and that Dave and George say Fk Annual Report of the Officers of the Town of Holderness, N. H: Year Ending January 31, 1937 (Classic Reprint) often than you d supposeNot for everyone I suppose but i ripped through this book in a dayr so such was my interest If politics and political gossip is your bag then bag this book for Christmas Many Gardening with Shape, Line and Texture: A Plant Design Sourcebook of us don t followbelieve in politics in the modern age because there are so fewperators people who know how to get deals done with people who fundamentally disagree with them I agree with Russell Kirk that politics is the art f the possible and the 5 years f Coalition Government in Britain were hardly a model Livin' de Life of how such parties with divergent viewsn so many things came together in the national interest and really succeeded The story The Amazing Dreams of Andrew Latter only gets you up to the 2015 election so it doesn t have the surprise result none expected which led to the Lib Dems paying for the sins Culture is the Body: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki of the coalition and the Tories reaping the rewards I came away from this book and from a closebservation Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind of the 2015 GE greatly edified by the Lib Dems as principled typesIf you want to learn about a government that actually managed to accomplish some great things in 5 yearsf ruling read this book It s definitely an insider s view and not in the Woodwardesue gossipy preachy way D Ancona leads with a pretty dispassionate tone throughout and it serves this kind The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta of work very well Matthew d Ancona s closeness to the people he writes about weakens this book Historians need notnly the distance f time but also bjectivity In It Together has neither However there s plenty f detail about the Coalition I never knew and it s here that d Ancona s contacts with senior government figures is a plus Later historians will find In It Together a useful reference work but this is not the definitive account f Cameron s governmen. Ments and the warring within the party A breathtaking book that takes you into the heart f government it reveals the truth behind the corridors f Whitehall and Number