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The Ashdown Diaries Vol. 1 1988-1997 (The Ashdown Diaries #1)

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On July 1988, the day Paddy Ashdown was elected Leader of his party and this diary begins, the men from the Inland Revenue had to be hurried from the party's headquarters so he could make his first Leader's statement to the press. (The Revenue had called because of our persistent failure to pay National Insurance contributions). The party was virtually bankrupt, morale ...more
Unknown Binding, 656 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Not Avail (first published February 11th 2000)
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Apr 30, 2014 John rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Not a great book...not a good diary either...

Honestly... I found it an "almost" journal... from a politician that "almost" did something that someone could be bothered about, who belonged to a party that were "almost" influential, a man who was "almost" involved in things that were important, but never quite achieved it...

Ashdown, from his not-so-interesting diary entries, would like us to believe that he was, in part, responsible for creating the "new" centre ground in British politics, when th
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Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 to 1999.
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