The Blunkett Tapes

The Blunkett Tapes : My Life in the Bear Pit

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Born into a working-class family in Sheffield, David Blunkett ascended to one of the highest political positions in the country. "The Blunkett Tapes" is an intimate diary of his past nine years at the centre of power. With vivid immediacy and characteristic bluntness, David Blunkett chronicles the inside story of New Labour from its confident early days, through to the troubled years that led to his two departures from government. Never before has Blunkett written about his interactions with key Cabinet colleagues, or the challenge of bringing about lasting change. "The Blunkett Tapes" is the compulsively readable journey of one of the most fascinating politicians of our more

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  • CD-Audio
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0747588236
  • 9780747588238
  • 2,173,671

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'I am making a lot of judgments by instinct, just by feeling in my guts whether the information being given to me stands up. Much of politics is like this. People expect it to be scientific and clinical - but it isn't' David Blunkett, November 2002show more

About David Blunkett

DAVID BLUNKETT became Secretary of State for Education and Employment following Labour's election victory in 1997. From 2001 to December 2004 he was Home Secretary, tackling crime and managing immigration and asylum. He returned to the Cabinet for a time in 2005 as Secretary of State for Work and more