Richard Littlejohn's cast of characters - including Two Jags, the Wicked Witch, Captain Hook and the Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taliban - are now part of the fabric of the nation. He ridicules the country Britain has become over the past ten years - the barmy bureaucracy, the surveillance state, the petty interference in our lives, the suffocating regulations, policemen and judges who think they're part of the social services and the insanities of the 'elf 'n' safety industry, which has created such idiocies as forcing revellers celebrating Guy Fawkes Night to watch a bonfire on a big screen.
'Littlejohn has been ... a vivid exponent of a great British columnar style that stretches back five centuries or more. He's a distant, bastard cousin of Thomas Nash, Daniel Defoe and Alexander Pope. Cassandra and Bernard Levin might justly buy him a pint in the Cheshire Cheese. Like or loathe him, he's the real, talented deal.' Observer
Richard Littlejohn is an award-winning Daily Mail columnist and broadcaster, and Number One best-selling author. In 2012, he was given the prestigious Edgar Wallace Prize for fine writing by the London Press Club. He was voted one of the most influential journalists of the past forty years by Press Gazette, has been Fleet Street's Columnist of the Year and was named Irritant of the Year by the BBC's What The Papers Say for his unrivalled ability to get up the noses of the great and good. His satirical books and his highly-acclaimed novel To Hell in a Handcart have all been best sellers. Richard has written for the Sun, London's Evening Standard, Punch and the Spectator. He has presented his own TV series and documentaries on LWT, Sky, Channel 4 and Carlton, winning a Silver Rose of Montreux. As a radio presenter he has worked for London's LBC and the BBC, receiving a Sony Award for his football phone-in show 6-0-6.