Dennis Skinner, the famed Beast of Bolsover, is adored by legions of supporters and respected as well as feared by admiring enemies. Fiery and forthright, with a prodigious recall, Skinner is one of the best-known politicians in Britain. He remains as passionate and committed to the causes he champions as on the first day he entered the House of Commons back in 1970.
In an age of growing cynicism about politicians, the witty and astute Skinner is renowned as a brightly burning beacon of principle. He has watched Prime Ministers come and go - Heath, Wilson, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown - and yet remains uncorrupted by patronage and compromise. Cameron discovered Skinner's popularity when a public backlash forced the current PM to apologise in Parliament for calling Skinner a dinosaur who should be in a museum.
Skinner in his eighties has a unique take on post-war Britain. A combatant in the great social, industrial and political upheavals of the last half century, he's resisted telling his extraordinary story. Until now.
There really isn't a dull moment in this!! Great read nothing more to say, but Amazon forces me to do this!!Published 5 days ago by sure start
not finished reading yet but I admire this man `says it just as it is' You can almost hear his mind ticking, brilliant description of people. Also I have learned a lot. Read morePublished 16 days ago by dotty d
Whilst reading this wonderfully frank and honest autobiography, the title of Hugo Young's biography of Thatcher came to mind, and I couldn't help thinking that the titles of the... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Richard Neville
A great look into the life of one of Britains most important and colourful political minds.Published 23 days ago by Liam Stephen
Of course this book met my expectations it's by Dennis skinner my favorite member of the awkward squadPublished 1 month ago by nicola jones
Don't always agree with his politics but immensely glad he does what he does and says what he says well writtenPublished 1 month ago by Keith Lumsdon
Pity he is not younger he would be the perfect leader for the labour party.Published 1 month ago by Michael
A little let down by this book in my opinion he was holding back a little not enough info on his feelings on SkargillPublished 1 month ago by k j howard