The Little Black Book of Red Tape
Tales of Red Tape and Jobsworths
By (author) Ian Vince
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Little Black Book of Red Tape by Ian Vince
Book Description'This book is about people's experiences with the official world. When I say 'official', I am referring not only to the whole beige panoply of councils, departments and ministries of state; but also to petty bureaucrats, jobsworths and a motley selection of twittering imbeciles from many kinds of different organisations. From car parking contractors to online auction sittes, from public to private organisations, they all have their own counter-intuitive rules, regulations and 'red tape' to inflict in the rest of us.' THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF RED TAPE is a kind of compendium of such stories, a sort of almanac of the bullshit of the modern world, and a catalogue of individual heroic battles against the corporate state. It features the Derby householder who sold off minute plots of his back garden to well wishers around the world for 1p each to prevent the council putting a bypass through it; the Shropshire bus service that doesn't stop as 'stopping disrupts the timetable'; and the hospital recently fined 2.5 million for using 'spare capacity' to treat patients quickly.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752893792
(177mm x 128mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ian Vince
Ian Vince is the author of BRITAIN: WHAT A STATE and THE MYWAY CODE. He's been a contributing editor to the Idler and has written for Bremner Bird and Fortune and Radio 4 comedy shows.
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