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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.
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on 5 November 2015
An amazing insight into the working life of a politician. Appreciated his humour. Unlike some well know diaries, this was read and not tossed aside after a couple of chapters. I have all his diaries and will read them.
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on 24 October 2016
This book gives one a great insight into Westminster politics. It is not riveting but always quite interesting. I will certainly read more of his books.
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on 26 September 2017
Good product good service
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on 18 April 2013
A good description of the political infighting and life in Parliament from someone in the lower levels of Government. Does not give
much assurance of parliament processes or of the people we choose to represent us. There must be a better way.
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on 12 August 2013
If you have any interest whatsoever in this type of book I defy you not to have Chris Mullin's diaries right at the top of your favourites list. I found them immensely insightful and self deprecating in just the right proportions. The occasional dip into his private life help with his family is moving and funny.
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on 30 August 2016
a really good read with a true insight into the workings of the Blair Government. A lot of pages but well worth the effort. highly recommended.
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on 1 January 2016
It's a bit of a shame that the author lacked the moral gumption to stand up for his beliefs when in Government, but the book gives a good insight into what a disaster Tony Blair's period was.
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on 30 June 2016
very interesting autobiography / diaries of far left Labour MP Chris Mullin
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on 6 November 2012
Interesting and inciteful. A touch of humour and compassion bring humanity to this book.It also helps understand possibly why our nation has some of the problems it has. What started off as a holiday read lead to buying the book to finish at home.
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