Ten Years in the Death of the Labour Party 2007-2017
Paperback | Oct 2017 | Biteback Publishing | 9781785902239 | 352pp | 216x135mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99
When Gordon Brown entered Downing Street in June 2007, the future seemed bright for his party. Harold Wilson's ambition to make Labour the country's natural party of government seemed within reach at last. All that was needed was an early general election.
From the moment Brown decided against an election that the entire country had been told – on the new prime minister's orders – to expect, everything that could go wrong did go wrong; and for Brown and his successors as Labour leader.
This new narrative explores the personalities and the politics behind Labour's collapse, identifying the guilty men and women and the disastrous decisions they made that have brought a once mighty political institution to the brink of destruction.