The Thick of It: Politics Just for Laughs?


  • Steven Fielding

    1. Director of the Centre for British Politics and Professor of Political History in the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. He is the author of A State of Play: British Politics on the Screen, Stage and Page since Trollope (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2013).
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Since 2005, The Thick of It has delighted viewers with its jokes about Westminster and inventive swearing. But is it nothing more than an amusing take on political life? Or should we be concerned about how it depicts our political representatives?Steven Fielding investigates.