Britizen Jon

Britizen Jon

A Tragedy in Three Parts

By Andy Ross
Rover, 2017
Paperback, 12.8 cm x 19.6 cm, 160 pages
ISBN 978-1-9761-7588-6

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This is the tragic story of Jon Ball, who became a Conservative prime minister in the UK only to blow it spectacularly,
with the result that Britain became a socialist parts, narrated respectively by Jon himself,
by his father in Germany, and by his American stepmother.

The result is a portrait of a politician that goes beyond Europe and America and beyond terrorism to the search
for a deeper humanity.

"It's important to be reminded how easily democracies lose their grip, morally and politically, and how societies slide
towards repression and self-destructive policies in pursuit of short-term goals. I read it as a plea for a more
grown-up politics — desperately needed at the moment."
Dr Rowan Williams