Book of the week


My choice this week is The Blunkett Tapes: My Life in the Bear Pit by, of course, David Blunkett MP (£9.49+pp). The working-class kid who overcame blindness to became a Cabinet minister is characteristically blunt as he talks about New Labour colleagues, his career and his two resignations. Amazingly for a politician, he admits where he got things wrong, so that should make it a collector's item. Check it out here.