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Mandy: Unauthorised Biography of Peter Mandelson
Mandy: Unauthorised Biography of Peter Mandelson
by Paul Routledge
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An incredibly revealing account of the "Prince of Darkness", 8 Dec 2000
Known infamously amongst political commentators, the educated public and politicians alike, the 'Prince of Darkness' and 'Sultan of Spin', Peter Mandelson was characterised as the arch spindoctor behind New Labour (ironically 'forgetting' Alastair Campbell). Routledge delves deep into the heart of Mandelson's past. However, it is important to note that Paul Routledge is known to seriously dislike Mandelson, and therefore a cynical commentator might suggest that the biography is written with an anti-Mandelson slant.
The book includes much information about the "Home Loan" affair, largely leaked to him by Gordon Brown's spin doctor, an Mandelson hater, Charlie Whelan.
However, the book is a thoroughly interesting and I really enjoyed reading it.


Servants of the People: The Inside Story of New Labour
Servants of the People: The Inside Story of New Labour
by Andrew Rawnsley
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb account of New Labour, 8 Dec 2000
Andrew Rawnsely, expert political commentator and broadcaster has certainly come 'up top' with this incredibly interesting account of key situations the Blair government have faced so far: Kosovo, The Northern Ireland peace talks, and the infamous Mandelson-Robinson affair, Bernie Ecclestone affair. Rawnsley's style of commentry is superb and witty. I, as a politics student, found the book invaluable to gain a more comprehensive understanding of New Labour and the tensions that have wracked this power-hungry, media paranoid government, right from election in 1997 up to the present day.


The Unfinished Revolution: How the Modernisers Saved the Labour Party
The Unfinished Revolution: How the Modernisers Saved the Labour Party
by Philip Gould
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb insight into New Labour, 7 Dec 2000
I am a politics student with an avid interest in British politics and the so-called 'spin' surrounding New Labour. Philip Gould gives one the perfect insight into the world of New Labour: from the horrendous days of 1983 and Thatcherism up to the present day. The book gives information about the main characters behind the transformation behind the 'New Labour project', and the purpose and effort behind his focus group research. In short, a thoroughly excellent book for both politicians, students and the general public about arguably the most important change within the Labour party.


Movement in Still Life
Movement in Still Life
Offered by gowingsstoreltd
Price: 1.87

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty decent, 3 Sep 2000
This review is from: Movement in Still Life (Audio CD)
Recently bought BT's album and being a well-informed trance fan I found the album really good. The tracks which I particularly enjoyed included Mercury & Solace, Godspeed, Dreaming and Namaste (colaboration with Paul Van Dyk). However, some of the more 'hip-pop' songs didn't really take my fancy. This was I suppose compensated with the addition of the bonus remix CD which really brought the quality of the album up to a really good standard.


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