Blogging the Bookshelf

Blogging my bookshelf – one book at a time

Blogging the Bookshelf header image 2

Government and Party Growth – “The Unfinished Revolution: How New Labour Changed British Politics Forever” – Philip Gould

December 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Leadership, Politics, Progressive Politics, UK Labour, United Kingdom

Tony Blair’s Foreword:

One area where I completely agree with Philip, and which is a reproach to my leadership, is that in government I did not pay sufficient attention to continuing to build the party. There are a multitude of reasons for this – not least the enormous pressure of governing – but it was a fault.

The truth is that building a modern party base is even more important in government. … the way in which modern political parties need to function has to take account of the very different way people lead their lives today.

Tags: ···

No Comments so far ↓

Like gas stations in rural Texas after 10 pm, comments are closed.