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by Chris Mullin

Alan Clarke meets 'Yes Minister' in this wry and self-deprecating diary about life in the New Labour government from 1999 to May 2005.
Download A View from the Foothills epub
ISBN: 1846682304
ISBN13: 978-1846682308
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: Chris Mullin
Language: English
Publisher: Profile Books(GB); UK ed. edition (January 1, 2010)
Pages: 416 pages
ePUB size: 1814 kb
FB2 size: 1489 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 656
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This book is a real eye-opener. Written in a self-deprecating, drily humorous style, Mr Mullin shows what it was like to work for Tony Blair - "The Man", and indeed the sort of life a junior minister presumably leads in any UK government. I bought it because I read that it was a favourite of David Cameron's. I can see why, and I hope that Cameron has drawn the right conclusions.
The book degenerated into a self aggrandising monologue as it progressed.
Very amusing book. Wonderfully insightful.
Ferri - My name
If you are looking for salacious gossip, character assassination and personal indiscretion on a grand scale you are in the wrong place and should buy Alan Clark's diaries. (You should anyway, they are brilliant). Mullin's diaries are a little more down to earth and lacking in ribaldry but are a fascinating read for anyone interested in British politics and the Blair years in particular. Mullin is a self effacing but effective diarist and one gets a good feel for the main characters of the administration as well as for Mullin himself. Thoroughly enjoyable.