Description - More Time for Politics by Tony Benn
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 an enthralling read.
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Author Biography - Tony Benn
Tony Benn entered the Commons in 1950 and with Ted Heath held the record for post-war service as an MP. He has held four cabinet posts and has twice contended the leadership of the Labour Party, of which he has also been chairman. His many books include seven individual volumes of diaries- Years of Hope 1940-62, Out of the Wilderness 1963-67, Office Without Power 1968-72, Against the Tide 1973-76, Conflicts of Interest 1977-1980, The End of an Era 1980-1990, a single volume condensation, The Benn Diaries 1940-1990, and Free At Last! 1991-2001.