The Unconventional Minister by Geoffrey Robinson
Geoffrey Robinson has been one of the most powerful figures behind the rise of New Labour. Here, he reveals what life in the corridors of power is really like. He details the wranglings between Cabinet members, the fights over budgets, welfare, films and the royal yacht, in which Robinson was a key player. Of course, here is also the full story of his #373,000 home-loan to Peter Mandelson, which led to the downfall of both - and was the first sign that the Prime Minister's right-hand man had an Achille's heel.