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Spin Doctor's Diary

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While Lance Price was Alastair Campbell’s deputy in the Downing Street Press Office at the end of the 1990s, and then Director of Communications at the Labour Party, he kept an informal journal of his experiences. Published in full for the first time, these controversial diaries offer a rare and unfiltered perspective of Tony Blair as Prime Minister and the kind of gover

Hardcover, 300 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (first published June 1st 2005)
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Oct 18, 2009 F.R. rated it liked it
Have you ever read a book which offers interesting insights, has some revelatory information and is about an important subject – and yet you take against said book very quickly because you end up despising most of the central characters?

That was my unusual experience with The Spin Doctor’s Diaries.

Lance Price was the deputy in the Downing Street press office at the end of the nineties, before moving to Director of Communications for the Labour Party prior to the 2001 election. This is his take o
Dec 11, 2007 Arnold rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The one they said could and should not be written or forbid the thought published. The "gay" spin doctor and speech writer from British Prime Minister Tony Blair, hanging out all the dirtyy linen imaginable.Outing half of Blair's inner circle and heavily three time Minister and now European Trade Commissioner Peter Mandleson.

Hilarious but has some serious lessons for wanabee Presidents or Prime Ministers
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Jan 30, 2011 Russell Turner rated it liked it
Wouldn't call it gripping but it was fairly interesting most of the time. I'm still unsure why the author felt the need to refer to his sexuality what felt like every ten pages or so, whether he related it to the narrative or not. John Prescott... how is it possible for someone to be a legend and a complete tool at the same time I'll never know. Thought TB (to use his acronym) came across in it very well.
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Feb 03, 2014 Russell Jones rated it liked it
One of the shorter accounts of the Blair Government's first term in office, stops just as things were getting interesting...
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