Start Again

Start Again

Philip Collins

Reviews of Start Again

  • Praise for Start Again:

    Phil Collins is the best political commentator in Britain. Start Again gives him a bigger canvas to show what’s wrong and what Britain could be. His book is a vivid personal memoir of growing up in Bury which fizzes with good ideas for fixing a society in which too many are left behind almost from birth. Everyone interested in how to save this troubled country should start with this exciting book’ Michael Burleigh, author of The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

    ‘[Start Again] starts with an excellent critique of the problems Britain faces, but rather than wallow in those, Start Again is packed with crisp accounts of policy proposals, from reform of the council tax to getting out of the arms trade…excellentThe Times

    ‘In Start Again, Collins sets a possible political agenda for a future. His proposals could be what people need to start new conversations about what they want to achieve through exercising their right to vote and get back into politics. The ideas are well articulated and easily understandable. It is both hopeful and optimisticWhatson.Guide

    Praise for When They Go Low, We Go High:

    ‘Anyone interested in the past, present and future of speeches and speechwriting will find it a fascinating read. For those of us who like nothing better than to marvel at effective use of an anaphoric tricolon, it’s an absolute must.Spectator

    ‘Wonderfully sharp and well informed’ Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

    ‘It deserves to find a home in many Christmas stockings, in the library of anyone interested in oratory or political theory, and on the odd A-level reading list… he brings to his analyses a deep understanding of the pragmatics of speech-making’ Guardian