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theguardian - 28 days ago

In the Thick of It by Alan Duncan review – too much bile, not enough style

The former Conservative minister spews out the vitriol in his diaries, but lacks the self-awareness and wit to write a great political memoirDipping into this at random, I find Alan Duncan plaintively asking his diary: “Why am I not on TV more?”A desperate craving for attention is hardly uncommon among politicians, but rarely is the neediness so naked as in this case. The serialisation in the Daily Mail, an outlet chosen despite describing it as the Daily Hate, emphasised the look-at-me vitriol that he unleashes upon other Tories. There is certainly an acid rain of it. Boris Johnson is “a clown, a self-centred ego, an embarrassing buffoon… He is an international stain on our reputation”. Michael Gove is “an unctuous freak… a wacky weirdo who is both unappealing and untrustworthy”. Priti Patel is “Priti Appalling… a brassy monster…the Wicked Witch of Witham”. John Bercow is the “shitty little Speaker Hobbit”. Steve Hilton, one-time adviser to David Cameron, is “such a tosser… What a total wanker. Total. Total. Total.” Continue reading...


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