Blair's Hundred Days by Derek Draper, Faber pounds 7.99.
Sunday 28 September 1997
In other places, though, the skippy and analytical approach is clear, feisty and opinionated. The entry for Day 36, for instance, Friday 6 June, anatomises the run-in between Heritage Secretary Chris Smith and the Camelot "fat cats", giving both a crisp outline of events and an unabashed (although not very surprising) summing-up: "The truth is that the episode is the first serious mismanagement of the government". With each daily section labelled - "Committee King" (about Peter Mandelson, of course); "Slime and Punishment" (sleaze scandals) or "Husbandry" (on the carefully contrived "surprise" pictures of Gordon Brown with his girlfriend in a restaurant) - there is fun to be had throughout.
And why are 'southern' ways of speaking spreading north?
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