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Mandy: Unauthorised Biography of Peter Mandelson by Paul Routledge
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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… Read more
Servants of the People: The Inside Story of New La&hellip by Andrew Rawnsley
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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 Sav&hellip by Philip Gould
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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.