The unconventional minister: my life inside New Labour
Geoffrey Robinson would joke that he was the man from the Treasury and was here to help. His is the first insider's account of what life in the corridors of power is really like under New Labour. To Gordon Brown he could 'solve the unsolvable' as they pushed through radical economic reforms. To Tony Blair he was the 'unconventional minister' when Britain's top civil servant demanded his head. But despite his key role in the government and his significant contribution to the creation and election of New Labour, Robinson had to contend with a concerted campaign against him for more than a year. For the first time he reveals all about the explosive 373 thousand pound loan to Peter Mandelson that brought them both down. His is a New Labour story of rival personalities and policies, alliances and feuds, victories and defeats. Geoffrey Robinson was the unconventional minister with a controversial tale to tell.
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