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An insiders account of the Kinnock and Blair Labour Party,
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This review is from: The Unfinished Revolution: How the Modernisers Saved the Labour Party (Hardcover)
I am mentioned in this book and what he says about me is very kind... but I won't let that cloud my judgement. This is the insider's account of Labour's struggle to get elected under Neil Kinnock and Tony Blair (the Smith years are viewed by author as a failure). The book is - not surprisingly - somewhat self-serving and occassionally reads as 'what Philip did next' but it is also graphic in its description of the chaos of the 92 election campaign and harsh (too harsh) in its assessment of John Smith. If Gould is in awe of Blair who can blame him: sometimes it seems that the rest of the world is too. If you love politics, if you desperately wanted Labour to win, if you need some ideas to revive the corpse of the Tory party, then read this book.
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Initial post: 29 May 2010 16:49:48 BDT
F E Mattimoe says:
If a week is a long time in politics, what about a decade to give perspective to this review with its jokey inviation to Tories to get real and use this model to breath life into their then moribund party.?
Certainly nobody with any sense will now be trying to revive the moribund corpse of nuLabour, aka "the project" by its begetters including the unlamented "Bobby" Mandelson.
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