The Decade in Tory:
An Inventory of Idiocy from the Coalition to Covid
with Russell Jones
Saturday 15 April, 6pm
Waterstones, Unit 72 Midsummer Place
Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3GA
'The Decade In Tory is a bravura performance. Substantial, meticulous, incredible, depressing, hilarious, rude – and essential reading.' - Dominic MInghella
Join Russell Jones on The Decade in Tory, his inglorious, rollicking and entirely true account of ten years of demonstrable lies, relentless incompetence, epic waste, serial corruption, official police investigations, anti-democratic practices, abuse of power, dereliction of duty and hundreds of thousands of avoidable deaths.
In 2020, the United Kingdom reached a bewildering milestone: ten successive years of Conservative rule. In that decade there were three prime ministers, each in turn described as the worst leader we ever had; ministerial resignations by the hundred; and an unrelenting stream of ineffectual, divisive bum-slurry oozing from 10 Downing Street.
With his signature scathing wit, Russell Jones breaks down the government’s interminable failures year by year, covering everything from David Cameron’s pledge to tackle inequality – which reduced UK life expectancy for the first time since 1841 – through the bewildering storm of lies and betrayals that led to Brexit, devastating education cuts, serial mismanagement of the NHS and Boris Johnson’s calamitous response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will leave you gasping and wondering: can things possibly get any worse?
About Russell Jones
Russell Jones is a designer, project manager, programmer, and wazzock living in Cheshire with a ludicrous dog, and a cat that would certainly strangle him if it had opposable thumbs. To relax, he paints portraits, plays drums, tweets about politics, and grinds his teeth to a fine powder whilst watching the news.
He published a regular breakdown of the government’s regular breakdowns under the Twitter hashtag #TheWeekInTory, which was inflicted upon around half a million unlucky recipients per week.
He’s approximately 50 but prefers to take advantage of a flaw in statistics which allows him to claim he is, on average, 25. He almost certainly doesn’t want to attend your party.
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