A new book claims the great man was an instrument of divine providence. He would not have been convinced, and nor should you be.
Posts Tagged: Books
The author addresses a publication party for his second volune, ‘Everything She Wants’, thrown by the Centre for Policy Studies.
Plus: Why Chilcot won’t change anybody’s mind. A deliberate snub from Downing Street. And: Why hasn’t the Daily Mail replaced James Chapman yet?
Plus: I stand in for a billionaire. Ten years of Pink News. And: the Michael Meacher I knew.
I’m aware that I owe many dear friends and supporters a phone call, email or text. Tonight’s revelations will, hopefully, explain the reason for my lack of contact.
Plus: I hate Frankfurt. Love for Javid. Morgan’s popularity rises. And: No-one wants to see Danny Alexander’s ginger nuts swinging their way down Whitehall.
Plus: Loud sounds from Tom Watson. Pig noises from Craig Oliver. And: Come and hear me make a fool of myself in Manchester on Sunday.
This book is a serious work. It is certainly far more than its serialisable parts, as those who read the entire 600 pages will no doubt confirm.
Authors have less access to papers than their predecessors, and their subjects tend to be less interesting – and are often still alive.
Plus: Thither goes Harry Cole – to the Sun. Here comes Tim Montgomerie – on a diet. And: Tracey Crouch, sports mastermind.
The work, a collaboration with Isabel Oakeshott, will be published this autumn. But you can pre-order now.
Plus: Two policemen’s child abuse claims. Lamb for LibDem leader. Osborne for the Foreign Office. And: why won’t Waterstones stock more copies of Farage’s book?
Plus: Lord Ashcroft’s Scotland poll – I must revise my predictions. Abuse in Rotherham. An upset in Sheffield? My drivetime success. And: in memoriam, Martin Gilbert.
Plus: David Davis, worst ties offender. Re-predicting my election predictions. Labour’s plight in Scotland and Wales. And: Why books by female political authors aren’t stocked.
Lord Ashcroft: Revolt on the Right provides a timely triumph at the Paddy Power Political Book Awards
The book explained the rise of UKIP yet it was published on the eve of the 2014 EU elections and before the defections of Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless.