Clare Short MP has been one of the previous Labour government's most outspoken critics, despite having been a member of it for most of its two terms of office from 1997. Her resignation from the Cabinet over the war in Iraq in 2003 caused a furore -- not least because she had already threatened to go a few months earlier. Why did she delay? Why did she then decide to go? What was at the heart of her reservations about the New Labour style of government, and how does it affect the way we all live our lives?
Writing 'more in sorrow than in anger', Clare Short now reveals her thinking about all aspects of the way Britain has been run from 1997 up to 1995, when the book was published. Drawing on her first-hand experience of events at the heart of power, she assesses the true effects of the centralisation of decision-making in Number 10 and shows us how New Labour contrived to damage the goodwill afforded it by two successive three-figure majorities. Candid and forthright, lucid and thought-provoking, this is a major book about modern Britain.
Aside from mildly toned text block edges, book in excellent condition.
Signed by the author on the title page, the book also contains a ticket for the Grimsby Telegraph Literary Luncheon of October 2005, where Clare Short, alongside Victor Pemberton and Stephen Booth, was a guest speaker.