Just how did Cool Britannia become Cruel Britannia? How did we come to live like rats in our Disunited Kingdom? How did sleaze find its way out of the gutter, up into the corridors of power and finally besmirch the carpets at Buck House?Brian Peck's sojourn in Britain, a spell in the RAF and six years in four universities, have turned him into an acute and humorously driven critic of our institutions and hierarchies.Thatcher, the tabloids, TV, Parliament, schools, the Royals, New Labour, call centres, backhanders, fox-hunters, women's fiction, multinationals, capitalism, modernity and class all come under the cosh. Chomsky, dix points; von Hayek, nul point. in the Peck-vision contest, the proletariat sing loudest but are seldom heard, especially by Mr Tony and his cronies!Radical, refreshing, irreverent yet carefully documented, this thought-provoking discourse will tease you into addressing the issues, and make you laugh along the way.