Top critical review
Junior minister in Blair government writes well of his time and concerns.
on 3 February 2017
Well written and very readable. But you do have to be interested in the dynamics of parliament during the period, late 90s through early 2000s. Interesting times. Aren't they always politically? Of course a diary illuminates the diarist as well as those he writes about, principally, Blair, Prescott, Brown and Straw. But also the African government leaders he dealt with. A personable, principled politician who found the grind of a junior minister less rewarding than he wished.