Decline And Fall [Book Of The Week]

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01Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-2010

Dismissed from government, Mullin contemplates a future among the political foothills.

01Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-201020100830

The second volume of Chris Mullin's diaries reflect irreverently and humourously on New Labour's last term in office. Today, dismissed from government Mullin contemplates a future at the lower foothills of political life.

Chris Mullin is the former MP for Sunderland South, a journalist and author. His books include the first volume of his acclaimed diaries, "A View From the Foothills." He also wrote the thriller, "A Very British Coup", with the television version winning BAFTA and Emmy awards. He was a minister in three departments, Environment, Transport and Regions, International Development and The Foreign Office.

The reader is Sam Dale.

The abridger is Penny Leicester.

The producer is Elizabeth Allard.

Dismissed from government, Mullin contemplates a future among the political foothills.

01Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-201020100831

Dismissed from government, Mullin contemplates a future among the political foothills.

02Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-201020100831

The second volume of Chris Mullin's diaries reflect irreverently and humourously on New Labour's last term in office. Today, it is 2006 and Mullin looks back on Tony Blair's premiership, and the events leading up to Labour's Black Wednesday.

Chris Mullin is the former MP for Sunderland South, a journalist and author. His books include the first volume of his acclaimed diaries, "A View From the Foothills." He also wrote the thriller, "A Very British Coup", with the television version winning BAFTA and Emmy awards. He was a minister in three departments, Environment, Transport and Regions, International Development and The Foreign Office.

The reader is Sam Dale.

The abridger is Penny Leicester.

The producer is Elizabeth Allard.

It is 2006 and Mullin looks back on Tony Blair's premiership.

02Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-201020100901

It is 2006 and Mullin looks back on Tony Blair's premiership.

03Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-201020100901

The second volume of Chris Mullin's diaries reflect irreverently and humourously on New Labour's last term in office. Today, Tony Blair's final days as Prime Minister.

Chris Mullin is the former MP for Sunderland South, a journalist and author. His books include the first volume of his acclaimed diaries, "A View From the Foothills." He also wrote the thriller, "A Very British Coup", with the television version winning BAFTA and Emmy awards. He was a minister in three departments, Environment, Transport and Regions, International Development and The Foreign Office.

The reader is Sam Dale.

The abridger is Penny Leicester.

The producer is Elizabeth Allard.

Tony Blair's final days as prime minister.

03Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-201020100902

Tony Blair's final days as prime minister.

04Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-201020100902

The second volume of Chris Mullin's diaries reflect irreverently and humourously on New Labour's last term in office. Today, 2008 approaches, and there is mounting disquiet over Gordon Brown's leadership.

Chris Mullin is the former MP for Sunderland South, a journalist and author. His books include the first volume of his acclaimed diaries, "A View From the Foothills." He also wrote the thriller, "A Very British Coup", with the television version winning BAFTA and Emmy awards. He was a minister in three departments, Environment, Transport and Regions, International Development and The Foreign Office.

The reader is Sam Dale.

The abridger is Penny Leicester.

The producer is Elizabeth Allard.

04Decline And Fall: Diaries 2005-201020100903

2008 approaches, and there is mounting disquiet over Gordon Brown's leadership.

05 LASTDecline And Fall: Diaries 2005-201020100903

The second volume of Chris Mullin's diaries reflect irreverently and humourously on New Labour's last term in office. Today, the 2010 election approaches, and Mullin anticipates the inevitable outcome, as well as his own last days as an MP.

Chris Mullin is the former MP for Sunderland South, a journalist and author. His books include the first volume of his acclaimed diaries, "A View From the Foothills." He also wrote the thriller, "A Very British Coup", with the television version winning BAFTA and Emmy awards. He was a minister in three departments, Environment, Transport and Regions, International Development and The Foreign Office.

The reader is Sam Dale.

The abridger is Penny Leicester.

The producer is Elizabeth Allard.

Chris Mullin anticipates the outcome of the 2010 election and his own last days as an MP.

05 LASTDecline And Fall: Diaries 2005-201020100904

Chris Mullin anticipates the outcome of the 2010 election and his own last days as an MP.