In the Thick of It : The Private Diaries of a Minister-9780008422264

In the Thick of It : The Private Diaries of a Minister

Regular price
£25.00
Sale price
£25.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Author(s): Duncan, Alan,
Binding: Hardback,
Date of Publication: 15/04/2021,
Pagination: 512 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: William Collins,
Published By: HarperCollins Publishers,
Book Classification: Memoirs, Political leaders & leadership, Conservative Party
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780008422264

Description:
As Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Alan Duncan was once described as Boris Johnson's 'pooper-scooper'.

For two years, he deputised for the then Foreign Secretary, now Prime Minister. Few are more attuned to Boris's strengths and weaknesses as a minister and his suitability for high office than the man who helped clear up his mistakes. Riotously candid, these diaries cover the most turbulent period in recent British political history - from the eve of the referendum in 2016 to the UK's eventual exit from the EU.

As two prime ministers fall, two general elections unfold and a no-confidence vote is survived, Duncan records a treasure-trove of insider gossip, giving biting and often hilarious accounts of petty rivalries, poor decision-making, big egos, and big crises. Nothing escapes Alan's acerbic gaze. Across these unfiltered daily entries, he builds a revealing and often profound picture of UK politics and personalities.

A rich seam of high politics and low intrigue, this is an account from deep inside the engine room of power.