More Time for Politics: Diaries 2001-2007

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When Tony Benn left Parliament after 51 years he quoted his wife Caroline's remark that now he would have 'more 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 enthralling.

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Paperback. Pub Date: January. 2008 Publisher: Audiobooks When Tony Benn left Parliament after 51 years he quoted HIS wife Caroline's remark that now he WOULD have 'more 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 inging 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 itish society. Although he is no longer in power or i...

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"He is claerly a man of intergrity, decency and almost naive candour. In this era of slippery politics, it sometimes does us good to take a refreshing draught of Bennite certainty." (waterstones.com)

"Socialist veteran Benn has a familiarly distinctive voice - like a 1950's BBC newsreader but with inimitably dry warmth. A prolific diarist, he reads this latest instalment of his periodicals with self-deprecation, humour and honesty...both inspiring and touching." (FT Magazine)

"If you thought there'd be less politics you've reckoned without his tireless campaigning against the Iraq War, his presidency of the Stop the War Coalition, his visit to Baghdad to interview Saddam Hussein and countless media appearances to air his anti-war views" (Guardian)

"He tells all with a warm spontaneity that makes the listener feel like a special guest. Written by one who has worked so tirelessly for peace, this makes a fitting choice for Remembrance day." (Observer)

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