Political Wit

Quips and Quotes from the Back Benches and Beyond

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 12 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849536769

About the book

‘History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.’

Winston Churchill


‘Britain has invented a new missile. It’s called the civil servant. It doesn’t work and it can’t be fired.’

General Sir Walter Walker


Order, order! After a long day at the dispatch box, when your honourable friend’s white paper has made you feel green and your poll ratings have slumped to a new low, hunker down in Speakers’ Corner with this grand coalition of political quips and quotes – you’ll be ready to take on the opposition at any time!

About the author

Steven Gauge was introduced to rugby at school, but failed to break out of the 4th XV. He returned to the game aged 35, writing about the experience in My Life as a Hooker, which was shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards. He still plays occasionally for Warlingham Rugby Club, in Surrey, when they are short of a front row.