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The best description of the failure of the Brown years,
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This review is from: Decline & Fall (Kindle Edition)
Although Andrew Rawnsley's "End of the Party" is more erudite and more thorough, this description of the worst of the Brown years is the best I have come across. It is gossipy, full of insight and really interesting in what it reveals not just about Brown but about all those around him. New Labour is in total meltdown, they lurch from crisis to crises and Chris Mullin is always there on the sidelines knowing exactly what is happening but powerless to do anything about it.
The way that MPs are moved from job to job, never having time to get on top of their brief, never really knowing what they are expected to do and rarely meeting with those nominally in charge speaks volumes. It is a mix of the mundane and the important, showing that often politicians are unable to distinguish between the two.
He much be VERY pleased that he chose to bail out at the last election.