David Lipsey has moved in the corridors of power for over forty years. Political adviser in his twenties to a Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, then seventeen years a senior journalist including on The Times and The Economist and finally over a decade as a Labour peer, he has seen most of the angles, and gives a unique insight into political life. His autobiography details four decades of political change and what it has meant for the parties and the men and women at the heart of the legislative process. He brings a fresh perspective to those episodes of post-war British history in which he played a part, such as the 1976 77 IMF crisis, the end of the Callaghan government, and more recently the battles over paying for care of the elderly. This is a major political memoir.