December 27th, 2011

Guido Co-conspirators’ Top 12 Book Buys

Guido’s blog reading co-conspirators are massive consumers of books, usually bought online courtesy of Amazon. According to the online retailer our reader’s favourite top purchases of 2011 were:

  1. Let Them Eat Carbon: The Price of Failing Climate Change Policies
  2. The Silent State: Secrets, Surveillance and the Myth of British Democracy
  3. Zetter’s Political Companion
  4. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
  5. The Big Red Book of New Labour Sleaze
  6. The Triumph of the Political Class
  7. Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
  8. Back from the Brink: 1,000 Days at Number 11
  9. Ed: The Milibands and the making of a Labour leader
  10. Dirty politics, Dirty times
  11. The Rise of Political Lying
  12. A Walk-On Part: Diaries 1994-1999 (Mullin Diaires 3)

E-editions and books were combined. Pugnacious Mehdi Hasan really should be less chippy given how many of his books Guido helps shift…


  1. 1
    Tachybaptus says:

    What this means is that some readers followed advertisers’ links from Guido’s page to Amazon. Most readers, who are not political wonks within the Westminster bubble, but simply people concerned with the state of the nation, will not have done any such thing.


    • 6
      Goddess, Empress, Dictator Frau Merkel says:

      When I have completed taking power in the UK I will censor all the anti Government books. I will achieve this through my Limp-Dem hamsters and Labour poodles.


    • 50
      Anonymous says:

      Don’t deny him his few quid in the associated account this christmas!


  2. 2
    Torn a Fresh One and Loving it. says:



  3. 3
    Jimmy says:

    “Guido’s blog reading co-conspirators are massive consumers of books, ”

    My dogs do that too sometimes. You can get a spray that stops them.


  4. 5
    Andrew says:

    I hope to goodness that this is limited to that subset of their purchases which concern politics and that that was a small proportion of their total purchases. Unless you have your nose in the trough politics should not be the be-all and end-all of life and there are better things to read about.


    • 16
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Politics is far too important to leave to the politicians. Public indifference = piss-poor governance.


      • 34
        Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

        ‘The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men’. – Plato


      • 51
        Edmund Burke says:

        As I was reputed to have said, although I never actually said it this concisely:
        “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

        (Wish I HAD said it, though, since it’s right!)


  5. 7
    Geeeeeeeeedo says:

    Shitty end of year lists ffs, you’re so fucking common.


  6. 8
    Juan Sighs-Fitzall says:

    So what’s hiding behind Hasan’s books ?
    And since when could you get a degree in Personal Protective Equipment ?


  7. 10
    Fave follow-ups says:

    Jack Bivouac : By the Roadside


  8. 12
    albacore says:

    Fawkes’ readers are massive consumers of books
    That reckon our leaders are traitors and crooks
    What’s plain as a pikestaff you don’t need to swot
    Rotten Parliament is defined by this lot
    When the lights go out and the wheels cease to turn
    At least the bookworms will have something to burn


  9. 14
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    You really should read the Big Red Book of Labour Sleeze. I bought it as a birthday present for a long-time labour supporter friend of mine and it completely demotivated him in his allegiance. RESULT!!!


  10. 17
    Katia says:

    Wait til my book hits the shelves Guido.


    • 21
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I swear I was in Iraq Katia, not shagging in Paris. Please don’t publish your book, it will finish me off. Did you get the cheque for your legal costs? I put it in the post.


      • 48
        The Tabloid Press says:

        Being you brought it up, Mike old seed, we wonder, in that case, if that other great lie besides “the cheque is on its way” is true; you know, the one about “in your mouth.”


  11. 20
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I didnt get any of them this year.

    But i did get two books for christmas.


  12. 23
    English teacher says:

    “Guido’s blog-reading co-conspirators are massive enthusiastic consumers readers of books, usually bought online courtesy of at Amazon. According to the online retailer, our readers favourite top purchases of were..”


  13. 26

    In Praise of an Expensive Education

    Wiv all that’s goan on in me ‘Ed
    An finking of all vose books I red
    Me written Inglishs gon down a hoal
    Even tho Im ArriCoal
    Finks Ill jus crawl bak to bed.
    Its better of left of unsaid.


  14. 31
    Billy Bowden, queen of the damned says:

    My e-guide to cottages and renting will be out in the new year.


  15. 37
    CiderKing says:

    what day is it?


  16. 39
    ENGLAND says:

    Message to FibDems, Sarkozy, Herman van Rumboy: have enjoyed staying but after a while we have decided we’ve had enough Brussels.


  17. 40
    hang 'em says:

    Can I just make a mention of Peter Oborne’s, ‘Guilty Men’, naming and shaming the traitors who would have signed us up to that turkey, the Euro?


  18. 41
    Muuurty's Ghuuurst says:

    I love the way the ‘meeja’ have captioned al the fuckwits and idiots buying rubbish they don’t need at the ‘sales’ as ‘tourists’ Yeah, right.

    Some ‘tourists’ were stabbing other ‘tourists’ over a pair of fancy fucking plimsoles in Oxford Street somewhere.

    No doubt ‘Operation Trident’ (Tourist Section) will be investigating.

    We should have more ‘sales’ Save the Border Agency some work. Possibly.


    • 44
      Well it's a thought says:

      All uncivil servants just like the “Border Agency” are unfit for purpose billions could be saved if we stopped the pretence the we have control of our own country and haven’t been sold off by the politicians and big business.


    • 47
      coming to a dwelling near you says:

      Law of the fucking jungle innit m8, see them feds tazer some sarf lundun geezer wot wanted 2 see his bros body LOLS, he aint got no class

      bludz always & 4eva


    • 49
      Ben E FitzClements says:

      But a trip to Oxford Street is like visiting a foreign country these days.


  19. 52
    Simon says:

    “Ed, the Milibands and the making of a Labour leader” ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! How funny. “Miliband”. “Labour leader”. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!


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