Political Wit

Quips and Quotes from the Back Benches and Beyond

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Ebook
  • Price: £6.98
  • Publication date: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9780857656421

About the book

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 Jeremy Paxman again in no 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.


'Wit doesn't come faster, sharper - or as vicious - as in the world of politics. There are many collections of such humour but Steven Gauge seems to have done his homework better than most.'The Diplomat
'full of wickedly funny quotes on and around the murky world of politics. Whether spoken by presidents, prime ministers, back benchers or humble voters, they remind us that none is so great he cannot be humbled by an apposite riposte.'The Good Book Guide
Included in Christmas Book Recommendations for 2011The Daily Mail