A noted opponent of the Second Iraq War, her written tone is pawky, frequently reducing the serious business of politics to playground spats between bickering children. Another leitmotif is the humorous written portrayal of politicians as ridiculous caricatures, in the style of a modern-day William Hogarth cartoon. A further ploy is the use of anthropomorphism to further heighten the surreal atmosphere of the House of Commons.
In 2009, she published her first book, Annus Horribilis: The Worst Year in British Politics.
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