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A View From The Foothills: The Diaries of Chris Mullin (Paperback)
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A View From The Foothills: The Diaries of Chris Mullin (Paperback)

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'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
ISBN: 9781846682308
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 512 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 39 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 *

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“Drool and insightful”

Enjoyed this, Mullin has a self deprecating style, his tales of how futile life as a junior minister can be should be a warning to all budding politicans.

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7th December 2011
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