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Spin Doctor's Diary By Lance Price

Spin Doctor's Diary by Lance Price

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Summary

While Lance Price was Alasdair Campbell's deputy in the Downing Street Press Office at the end of the 1990s and then Director of Communications at the Labour Party, he kept an informal journal of his experiences. This title publishes these diaries that offer a perspective of Tony Blair as Prime Minister and the kind of government he runs.

Spin Doctor's Diary Summary

Spin Doctor's Diary by Lance Price

While Lance Price was Alasdair Campbell's deputy in the Downing Street Press Office at the end of the 1990s and then Director of Communications at the Labour Party, he kept an informal journal of his experiences. Published in full for the first time, these controversial diaries offer a rare and unfiltered perspective of Tony Blair as Prime Minister and the kind of government he runs. We see ministers, from Blair down, behaving as human beings - ambitious, vain, obsessed with image and petty rivalries - but also industrious, determined to succeed and all too aware of the price of failure. This is New Labour at the height of its power, with a huge majority and a feeble opposition, a government elected with high expectations and yet beset by self-inflicted wounds. "The Spin Doctor's Diary" reveals in detail for the first time the overwhelming obsession with spin; the scandals and resignations; the bitter rows - not just between Blair and Gordon Brown, but also over who should be Mayor of London, the Euro, devolution, public spending and much more besides. Lance Price describes what he did and what he saw with refreshing wit and candour. This is politics stripped bare - not always a pretty sight, but an unforgettable one.

Spin Doctor's Diary Reviews

"* 'These are gripping diaries, acutely well-observed and written in fine prose. They provide the first insider diary account of Blair's Number 10. They will be as fascinating to readers today as they will to future historians.' - Anthony Seldon * 'An enjoyable romp through the ministries of delicate egos and dangerous arrogance.' - The Sunday Times * 'This book will be a useful tool for future biographers and analysts to pinpoint the chronology of key decisions.' - Observer * 'Quite brilliant... These diaries have performed a public service of great importance.' - Peter Oborne, Evening Standard * 'Surprisingly amusing for a chap who worked in a government not known for its sense of humour.' - Marina Hyde, Guardian * 'The most explosive political diaries since Alan Clarke.' - Mail on Sunday * 'It's a wonderfully guileless book and irrestible if you enjoy the New Labour sitcom.' - Catherine Bennet, Guardian * 'Price's diary should be compulsory reading for anyone who wants to understand the chaotic arrogance of the New Labour years... this is an extraordinarily revealing document.' - Simon Edge, Daily Express"

About Lance Price

Lance Price worked at 10 Downing Street from 1998 to 2000 where he was a deputy to Alastair Campell. He was the Labour Party's Director of Communications from 2000 until the General Election of 2001, when Tony Blair secured his second landslide. He is now a writer, political commentator and broadcaster.

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GOR001468321
9780340898239
0340898232
Spin Doctor's Diary by Lance Price
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2006-06-05
416
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