The Spin Doctor\’s Diary: Inside Number 10 with New Labour


\’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.

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.