Since 2010, Martin Rowson has been documenting the weekly failings of the Tory-Lib Dem coalition in the Guardian, the Morning Star, Tribune and many other newspapers and magazines. The Coalition Book collects his most brutally funny cartoons from a period that began with a promise of a ‘new politics’ and quickly descended into riots, phone-hacking, double-dip recession, endless debates on Europe, and the near break-up of the United Kingdom. Accompanied by Rowson’s acerbic and witty explanatory text, and with a foreword by Will Self, this is an essential catalogue of Britain’s hapless governance by an “unholy gaggle of obsessives, toffs, sloanes, dogmatists, swivel-eyed zealots, dim hoorays, hobbyists, jobsworths, psychos and Lib Dems, led badly by our first genuine gap-year prime minister.”

“When you’ve got a vicious bunch of cut throats in power you need cartoonist who is up for the evisceration. Rowson’s your man.”
Mark Thomas

The Coalition Book is published by SelfMadeHero.

Read our interview with Martin Rowson

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