'It is said that failed politicians make the best diarists. In which case I am in with a chance.' Chris Mullin
Chris Mullin has been a Labour MP for twenty years, and despite his refusal to toe the party line - on issues like 90 days detention, for example - he has held several prominent posts. To the apoplexy of the whips, he was for a time the only person appointed to government who voted against the Iraq War. He also chaired the Home Affairs Select Committee and was a member of the Parliamentary Committee, giving him direct access to the court of Tony Blair.
Irreverent, wry and candid, Mullin's keen sense of the ridiculous allows him to give a far clearer insight into the workings of Government than other, more overtly successful politicians. He offers humorous and incisive takes on all aspects of political life: from the build-up to Iraq, to the scandalous sums of tax-payers' money spent on ministerial cars he didn't want to use. His critically acclaimed diary will entertain and amuse far beyond the political classes.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 35 mm
The sharpest and most revealing political diaries since Alan Clark's. -- Simon Hoggart * Guardian *
Chris Mullin's diaries deserve to become the central text for understanding the Blair years -- Peter Riddell * The Times *
At the moment my favourite Labour MP is Chris Mullin, partly because I enormously enjoyed A View From The Foothills -- William Hague * Independent *