In a story in yesterday’s Independent, an article by Andy McSmith outlined the key individuals likely to chronicle the inside story of New Labour – as the party is now looking to re-brand it’s image with a hotly contested Labour leadership battle firmly underway.
McSmith argues that Lord Mandelson, who many believed to be the real power wielder and mastermind behind the New Labour project, and also former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, could be next up to secure lucrative book deals.
Random House will publish Tony Blair’s memoirs in September, while former Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis is apparently working on a book describing the immediate aftermath of the May 6th election-which produced a hung Parliament.
Previous hall – of – famers in the book department include Clare Short, the late Robin Cook, and the Adam Boulton antagonist Alastair Campbell.
It is believed that Blair’s memoir is timed specifically to coincide with the political party conference season.
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By Richard Sudan