Getting Political, Just for a Laugh
Jonathan Whitelaw shares 10 great political satires
Who said politics had to be boring? For some, the mention of bills, motions and houses full of representatives is enough to make you roll your eyes and nod off to sleep. And for the most part that’s completely true. Thankfully though, that’s never stopped writers from having some fun.
From the seedy underworld of lobbying to wit so sharp it'll cut you open, political satire can take many shapes and forms. When it comes to cracking gags and making jokes, it is that rarest of genres, one that writes itself. After all, the truth is so strange it couldn’t be made up.
Here are my ten favourites to keep you turning the page and giggling yourself silly.