A View from the Foothills: The Diaries of Chris Mullin (Paperback)
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Short Description for A View from the Foothills The author has been a Labour MP for 20 years, and despite his refusal to toe the party line, he has held several prominent posts. This book offers humorous and incisive takes on various aspects of political life: from the build-up to Iraq, to the scandalous sums of tax-payers' money spent on ministerial cars he didn't want to use.
- Published: 14 January 2010
- Format: Paperback 416 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781846682308 ISBN 10: 1846682304
- Sales rank: 59,034
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'It is said that failed politicians make the best diarists. In which case I am in with a chance.' Chris Mullin Chris Mullin has been a Labour MP for twenty years, and despite his refusal to toe the party line - on issues like 90 days detention, for example - he has held several prominent posts. To the apoplexy of the whips, he was for a time the only person appointed to government who voted against the Iraq War. He also chaired the Home Affairs Select Committee and was a member of the Parliamentary Committee, giving him direct access to the court of Tony Blair. Irreverent, wry and candid, Mullin's keen sense of the ridiculous allows him to give a far clearer insight into the workings of Government than other, more overtly successful politicians. He offers humorous and incisive takes on all aspects of political life: from the build-up to Iraq, to the scandalous sums of tax-payers' money spent on ministerial cars he didn't want to use. His critically acclaimed diary will entertain and amuse far beyond the political classes.