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More Time for Politics: Diaries, 2001-2007

More Time for Politics Diaries When Tony Benn left Parliament after years he quoted his wife Caroline s remark that now he would have time for politics And so this has proved in the first seven years of this century he has helpe

  • Title: More Time for Politics: Diaries, 2001-2007
  • Author: Tony Benn Ruth Winstone
  • ISBN: 9780099517054
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Tony Benn left Parliament after 51 years he quoted his wife Caroline s remark that now he would have 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 audienceWhen Tony Benn left Parliament after 51 years he quoted his wife Caroline s remark that now he would have 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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    1 thought on “More Time for Politics: Diaries, 2001-2007

    1. Feeling sad because I've read all the diaries now. In this volume Tony Benn has left parliament (more or less), and is adjusting to life as a widower. He doesn't seem to slow down much despite his advancing years. Honest about his feelings, tactfully avoiding the family differences over politics, always proud of his children in spite of those differences. Very good on Tony Blair, if you're not a fan that is!

    2. Having grown up in this period, it was so interesting to read into the political landscape from an adult perspective, and Tony Benn provides ample convivial reasoning and views behind the events, big and small, that occurred at the turn of the century. I can't wait to work my way backwards and devour the rest of his diaries.

    3. I really wouldn't count myself as anywhere near the Left these days but Tony Benn will always remain a hero of mine. These extraordinarily well written diaries will remain treasured possessions always.

    4. Grew up listening to Benn drone on and on and on the TV about "the working class", stuck in his rut. Found him very irritating back then. But am now working my way through his diaries in no particular order.

    5. LOVED this volume, such wonderful insights and commentary! It is also like reading current events as we still struggle with Iraq. As a close follower of English politics, this was very satisfying.

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