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The Diary of a Secret Tory MP: (Almost!) True Stories from the Heart of British Politics

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With a front-row seat on the, erm, backbenches, the Secret Tory MP has picked up on all the petty rivalries, bad decision-making and scandalous affairs that Whitehall has to offer. Join the mystery MP as he drunk-texts Liz Truss after a crate of WKD, accompanies Jacob Rees-Mogg (and his kids) to picket a foodbank, takes on the French in the 'Trawler Wars', and euthanises Rishi Sunak's dog - and that's just October.

Surprisingly literate, The Secret Tory is also behind the trenchant and insightful Papua New Guinea Courier, also available via his twitter page. My dad is very clever, he has a lot of varied interests, both my parents have, which they seem to have passed on to me. Biography: Henry Morris is a personal trainer and rave promoter, and author of the infamous Diary of a Secret Tory MP.He thinks a lot about the role of parody in the age of disinformation, the point at which exaggeration for moral effect just feeds into nobody knowing what is and isn’t true. Meanwhile Ellie was working on dance music shows for BBC Radio 1, and Morris “got to know loads of people in the music industry who had two or three pretty lame anecdotes about the time they did something wacky. From the outside, it’s quite funny, a journalist driving six hours from London to come back with a lot of wrong details and some quotes from neighbours about how nice Morris is.

The bestselling Diary of a Secret Tory MP lifts the lid on one of the biggest periods of upheaval in recent memory (certainly since Nick Clegg broke George Osbourne's printer at the treasury) - the last twelve months of British politics.

View image in fullscreen ‘We had these baronesses, lords and millionaires coming in to the gym where I was a personal trainer. And we had these baronesses, lords and millionaires coming in and out, really getting off on talking to people with accents. That sense intensified after he first started his Twitter account, a parody of the Conservative MP Mark Francois, which he did “desperately hoping that some of these Tories have got more about them, but they’re really not very bright”. I kept thinking: ‘You’re sitting in the House of Lords and I can run rings around you in an argument if I have to.

Encouraged by the Times columnist and author Caitlin Moran, who was one of his gym clients, he turned his next Twitter persona into a book, The Diary of a Secret Tory MP: (Almost! I know exactly what he means: there is a perception of media and political elites as operating on a higher plane, and it’s absolutely warped, but I’m not sure it’s about London – isn’t it about class? Maybe I’m being unfair, but she looks at him as if he is sort of unpredictable and unsanitary, like a bird in an airport. He is still personal training (remotely), chopping logs, learning Welsh and working on a sitcom idea. View image in fullscreen ‘Everyone seems to be preoccupied with my mullet’ … Morris at his home in Wales.All my mates back home were really clever and sharp, and working behind a till; all they’d need to do is move to London and they would be earning six figures. Join the mystery MP as he drunk-texts Liz Truss after a crate of WKD, accompanies Jacob Rees-Mogg (and his kids) to picket a foodbank, takes on the French in the ‘Trawler Wars’, and euthanises Rishi Sunak’s dog – and that’s just October.

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