I found this book an excellent condensed 'history' of how the electorate of the UK were manipulated into voting for what was in effect a new political party, namely New Labour. What makes it even more astounding is that this smalll group of politicians and their cronies seem to be so fragmented and unsure of their own abilities, even after achieving so much. This concern is somewhat tempered by the fact that many of the assertions made by Mr. Rawnsley are not backed up by anything more than a 'Private Information' note. However, even if some of the book is not given corrobative credence it is none the less a 'good read' that I would recommend to anybody with even a passing interest in the antics of the present incumbent of 10 Downing Street, as well as the way his party copes with the new and exciting experience of being in power. I look forward to the sequel with anticipation, especially if the words 'Private Information' are not so evident next time around!