Power Trip (eBook): A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin
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The must-read political book of the year, Power Trip is the explosive new memoir from one of Westminster's most controversial figures. From 1999 to 2009, Damian McBride worked at the heart of the Treasury and No. 10 as a pivotal member of Gordon Brown's inner circle before a notorious scandal propelled him out of Downing Street and onto the front pages. Known by friend and foe as 'Mad Dog' or 'McPoison', Brown's right-hand man demonstrated a ruthless desire to protect and promote New Labour's number two, whatever the cost. Laying bare his journey from naive civil servant to disgraced spin-doctor, McBride writes candidly about his experiences at the elbows of Brown, Balls and Miliband, detailing the internecine feuds, political plots and media manipulation that lay at New Labour's core. The first genuine insider account of the Brownite camp, Power Trip is an eye-watering exposé of British politics and a compelling story of the struggles and scandals that populate the political world.