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    DescriptionWhen Tony Benn left Parliament after 51 years he quoted his wife Caroline's remark that now he would have 'more time for politics'. And so this has proved: in the first seven years of this century he has helped reinvigorate national debate through public meetings, mass campaigns and appearances in the media, passionately bringing moral and political issues to wide audiences. And throughout, as ever, he has been keeping his diaries.Commenting on the demise of the New Labour project from the re-election of Tony Blair in 2001 to the ultimate foreign policy disasters of Afghanistan and Iraq, he gives other prescient accounts of the government's by-passing of Cabinet, parliament and the party, of the 'war on terror', the debate about Islam, globalisation and the changes in British society. Although he is no longer in power or in parliament, Tony Benn remains a figure of enormous respect whose direct views, honestly expressed, have often awakened the national conscience. His latest "Diaries", human and challenging in turn, are an enthralling read.


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    Title
    More Time for Politics
    Subtitle
    Diaries 2001-2007
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Benn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 361 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099517054
    ISBN 10: 0099517051
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: HBLX
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    DC22: 941.086092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK, 3JMC
    Thema V1.0: NHD, DNBH1
    Illustrations note
    16 pages
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    07 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Radical statesman and Member of Parliament for over fifty years, Tony Benn is the pre-eminent diarist of his generation. His political activity continued after 'retirement' through mass meetings, broadcasts and in more recent years through social media. A widower since 2000, Tony Benn died at his home in London on 14th March 2014.
    Review quote
    "This is a lovely book; warm, humane, genuinely revelatory and, on occasions, a touch surreal" Sunday Times "[Benn's] interest in politics has transmuted into an interest in individual human beings. And through all the pain and sorrow, there is a new kind of freedom in his thoughts and in his writing" Mail on Sunday "There is something amusing on almost every page of these diaries. Tony Benn loves paradox, and looking at things from a different angle to the one you might expect. He tells us at the start that the old have a great deal to learn from the young, and a delightful air of unreality hangs over his writing" Daily Telegraph "A compelling, often rollicking read" Observer "Inspiring and touching" Financial Times