A Very British Coup

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Profile Books, Sep 30, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Against the odds, former steel worker Harry Perkins has led the Labour party to a stunning victory. Now he's going to dismantle Britain's nuclear warheads, bring finance under public control and dismantle the media empires.

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.

Described as 'the political novel of the decade' when it was first published, A Very British Coup is as fresh and relevant now as it ever has been.


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I really enjoyed this book, although that's not to say it's perfect (the ending in particular was rather anti-climactic). What it does do is pose a topical hypothetical – what if a genuinely ... Read full review

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I read this as it rang a bell with Jeremy Corbyn. The story goes that a radical British PRime Minister is elected and the Establishment organises a coup. His politics are just like Corbyn's the Leader ... Read full review

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Chris Mullin was Member of Parliament for Sunderland South from 1987 until 2010. Before being elected as an MP, he worked as a journalist on the ITV documentary programme World in Action and had been editor of Tribune. His trilogy of political diaries, beginning with A View from the Foothills, are also published by Profile Books, as was his memoir Hinterland. A Very British Coup was made into an award winning television series in 1988.

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