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Whatever it Takes: The Real Story of Gordon Brown and New Labour
 

Whatever it Takes: The Real Story of Gordon Brown and New Labour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Richards, Steve

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At the beginning of the financial crisis, in September 2008, Gordon Brown called an emergency press conference in which he declared, 'we will do whatever it takes to restore stability in the financial markets'. He was to repeated the phrase 'whatever it takes' constantly in the f...ollowing weeks. As Shadow Chancellor Brown would do whatever it took to restore Labour's economic credibility. As leader-in-waiting he would do whatever it took to acquire the crown. As Prime Minister he would do whatever it took to buttress his enfeebled regime, going as far instigating a rapprochement with Peter Mandelson, a figure he had come to despise. Determined, wilful, multi-layered in his complexity, Brown would always do whatever it took to survive. New Labour, as a political force, rootless and defensive in its origins, would similarly do whatever it took to retain support in what its founders regarded as a conservative country. Written by one of the most influential political commentators in the country, the Independent's chief political commentator, Steve Richards, this political expose examines Gordon Brown's wildly oscillating career and the ruthless and sometimes shallow pragmatism displayed by New Labour as a whole.
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ISBN 9780007320325
Released NZ 7 Dec 2010
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780007320325
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd
Released 7 Dec 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Richards, Steve
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
British & Irish History
Political Leaders & Leadership
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 36mm
Dewey Code 941.086092
Weight 610g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Prime ministers - Great Britain, Brown, Gordon, Labour Party (Great Britain), Great Britain - Politics and government - 2007-
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade

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