Fool Britannia

Headline Making Stories from Jobsworth Britain
Author(s): Sue Blackhall
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Sep 20, 2012
Product Number: EB00755391
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781844687664
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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From annoying work speak to bureaucratic blunders, a hilarious account of political correctness and pedantry run amok across the pond. Shoppers barred because they don't fit the bill, motorists targeted while real villains win the day, health and safety becoming a sick joke, and Big Brother putting a dampener on our freedom, fun, and fancies. Yes, Britain has become so politically correct that just about everything someone does is criminal. The "Thought Police" that blight every institution—ranging from education and energy to councils and churches—now have such a rigid rule book that everyday living is a hazard to us all. Does it all make you so irate that you want to flee? Or do you just laugh off the eccentricities that are forever England? (Oh, and Ireland, Scotland, and Wales too!). In this book we have compiled the headline-hitting harassment of ordinary folk over the year. We hope you can see the funny side of a "Credit Crunch" country that is suffering from "Credibility Crunch" as well. Some tales are pitiful, some petty, and some just downright pedantic—but all all echo to the refrains of Fool Britannia . . .

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