Updated with explosive new chapters Hailed as the must-read political book of the year by commentators on all sides of the great divide, Power Trip is the explosive memoir of one of Westminster's most controversial figures. From 1999 to 2009, Damian McBride worked at the heart of the Treasury and No. 10. He was 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 no. 2, 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 feuds, plots and media manipulation that lay at New Labour's core. Freshly updated with revealing new material, Power Trip is an eye-watering expose of British politics and a compelling story of the struggles and scandals that populate the political world.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Number of pages: 488
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
"The essential political book of the year." Benedict Brogan, The Daily Telegraph "Current Affairs Book of the Year: This devastatingly forthright account of McBride's years as Gordon Brown's spin doctor and attack dog is the best book I have read all year." Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times 'McBride can write, certainly. His account of his continuing adventures after the publication of the first edition of Power Trip is entertaining - And McBride's honesty about his past misdeeds is disarming.' The Independent 'It is utterly gripping. I found it enjoyable and appalling in almost equal measure.' Ruth Davidson, The Scotsman