'It is said that failed politicians make the best diarists.
In which case I am in with a chance.' Chris Mullin Chris Mullin has been a Labour MP for twenty years, and despite his refusal to toe the party line - on issues like 90 days detention, for example - he has held several prominent posts.
To the apoplexy of the whips, he was for a time the only person appointed to government who voted against the Iraq War.
He also chaired the Home Affairs Select Committee and was a member of the Parliamentary Committee, giving him direct access to the court of Tony Blair. Irreverent, wry and candid, Mullin's keen sense of the ridiculous allows him to give a far clearer insight into the workings of Government than other, more overtly successful politicians.
He offers humorous and incisive takes on all aspects of political life: from the build-up to Iraq, to the scandalous sums of tax-payers' money spent on ministerial cars he didn't want to use.
His critically acclaimed diary will entertain and amuse far beyond the political classes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, 16 page mono plate section
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 14/01/2010
- Category: Autobiography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781846682308