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A very British coup

A very British coup

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Published by Politico"s Publishing in London .
Written in English


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ContributionsMullin, Chris.
The Physical Object
FormatVideorecording
Pagination1 Videodisc (DVD) (155mins)
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16412790M
ISBN 10184275016X


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My only disappointment in this fast paced story-line was that it was too short and too easy to finish off Harry. But the establishment isn't going down without a fight. As MI5 conspires with the city and press barons to bring Perkins down, he finds himself caught up in a no-holds-barred battle for survival.

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Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative Party and financial institutions of the City of London.

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Ken Livingstone wrote a book called "If Voting Changed Anything They'd Abolish It". The net effect of all these measures could amount to a coup – a very British coup, one which will perhaps only be evident in hindsight. The Government’s justification for such behaviour seems to be ‘the national interest’ – but the ‘Government’ and the ‘state’ here are not synonymous.

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Chris Mullin reads the story well, going from Perkin's thick Yorkshire accent to the polished Oxbridge accents of Perkin' conservative enemies, to the American accents of the US.

A HPANWO TV book review of the political thriller A Very British Coup by Chris Mullin, see: Published inand set in the late s, Chris Mullin’s political satire A Very British Coup detailed the sabotage of Labour prime minister Harry Perkins by covert elements in the British.

His trilogy of political diaries, beginning with A View from the Foothills, are also published by Profile Books, as was his memoir Hinterland.

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There is an absolute mountain of both circumstantial and physica /5(4). A Very British Coup introduces Harry Perkins, a former Sheffield steelworker who sweeps to power on a radical manifesto of nuclear disarmament, withdrawal.

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In a near-future, post-Brexit Britain, the fault lines forged in the white heat of the referendum have become entrenched features of British political life. A Very British Coup. likes. From election fraud in to the constitutional crisis of following the EU referendum, UK politics is in turmoil.

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To steal the words of another political drama, it’s all a Very British Coup. Britain’s curious constitutional framework holds ultimate responsibility for the drama of the last week. We are very good at concentrating on the ceremonial role of the monarchy, their extravagant weddings and their private jet flights, rather than on the ultimate Author: Beatrice Barr.

A Very British Coup is a thriller about the ascent of Harry Perkins, a former Sheffield steelworker and leader of the Labour Party, to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Perkins is a quite unassuming man with very left-wing views, winning on a platform that includes unilateral nuclear disarmament, renationalisation of industries, and.

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"He sent. Buy A Very British Coup: The novel that foretold the rise of Corbyn By Chris Mullin, in Very Good condition. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in. Labour’s John McDonnell called Johnson’s move: ‘A very British coup.’ Boris Johnson, for his part, maintains that MPs will still have time to discuss Brexit and that the proroguing is just normal at this time of year.

But Conservative Speaker John Bercow called it ‘a constitutional outrage’. ‘However it is dressed up, it is.

A Very British Coup cunningly displays the tooth and claw of real politics, how personality and policy meld into action and subterfuge. Ray McAnally is fascinating as Prime Minister Harry Perkins, leading a fantastically skilled cast.

This superb thriller is based on the book of the same name by Chris Mullin, a former reporter who became /5(). Documentary which sheds new light on the greatest crisis to rock the British monarchy in centuries - the abdication of King Edward VIII.

Usually it has been. "A Very British Coup" was published in the autumn ofby which time the climate was even more propitious. Prompted by the imminent arrival of Cruise missiles, CND demonstrations were attracting crowds in excess of  InChannel 4 adapted Chris Mullin’s novel A Very British Coup for television.

Although the country was well in the middle of the Thatcher boom at the time, the three-part miniseries harkened back to the s and early 80s and its post-industrial gloom. On 19 August the British and American intelligence agencies launched a desperate coup against a cussed, bedridden year-old.

His name was Muhammad Mossadegh and his crimes had been to flirt with Communism and nationalise his country's oil industry, for forty years in British hands.

To Winston Churchill, the Iranian prime minister was a. Description of the book "A Very British Coup": Former steel worker Harry Perkins, has, against all the odds, led the Labour Party to a stunning victory at the general election.

His manifesto includes the removal of American bases, public control of finance, and the dismantling of the newspaper monopolies.