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A View from the Foothills

(2009)
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Alan Clarke meets Yes Minister in this wry and self-deprecating diary about life in the New Labour Government from 1999 to 2007. Says Mullin, 'It is said that failed politicians make the best diarists. In which case I am in with a chance.'Chris Mullin has been a Labour MP for twenty years. In that time he has not been afraid to criticise his party. But despite his refusal to toe the party line - on issues like 90 days detention and Africa, 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.Mullin is irreverent, wry and candid. His keen sense of the ridiculous allows him to give a far clearer insight into the workings of Government than other, more overtly successful and self-important 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 diary is a joy to read: brilliantly-observed, it will entertain and amuse far beyond the political classes.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

February 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: A View From The Foothills: The Diaries of Chris Mullin
Author(s): Chris Mullin
ISBN: 1-84668-223-1 / 978-1-84668-223-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: A View From The Foothills: The Diaries of Chris Mullin
Author(s): Chris Mullin
ISBN: 1-84668-230-4 / 978-1-84668-230-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A View From The Foothills: The Diaries of Chris Mullin
Author(s): Chris Mullin
Publisher: Profile Books
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