Free At Last: Diaries 1991 - 2001

Free At Last: Diaries 1991 - 2001

Tony Benn


Tony Benn is the longest serving MP within the historical past of the Labour celebration. He left Parliament in 2001, after greater than part a century in the home of Commons, to dedicate extra time to politics. This quantity of his Diaries describes and reviews, in a fresh and sincere means, upon the occasions of a momentous decade together with international wars, a transformation of presidency in Britain and the emergence of recent Labour, of which he makes transparent he's not a member. Tony Benn's account is a good documented, bold and principled critique of the recent Labour undertaking, filled with drama, opinion, humour, anecdotes and gleaming pen-portraits of politicians on either side of the political divide. yet his narrative can also be broader and extra revealing approximately daily political existence, protecting many features ordinarily left out by means of historians and foyer correspondents, in relation to his paintings within the constituency, together with his suggestion surgical procedures. This quantity additionally deals way more of an perception into Tony Benn's own lifestyles, his recommendations in regards to the destiny and his dating along with his family members, particularly his impressive spouse Caroline, whose disorder and dying overshadow those years. Tony Benn is a special determine at the British political panorama: a real democrat, a passionate socialist and diarist the ultimate. With this quantity, his released Diaries conceal British politics for over sixty years. it's edited, as are all others, by means of Ruth Winstone.

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