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How To Win A Marginal Seat

How To Win A Marginal Seat

During the 2015 general election, the contest in Gavin Barwells constituency of Croydon Central was by any measure one of the most intensive constituency campaigns this country has ever seen. At the end of it Gavin had clung on by the skin of his teeth, and had a story well worth telling. Journalists produce a great deal of commentary on the leaders of our political parties, their campaign strategies and key messages. Elections, however, are won and lost on the pavements of only about 100 so-called marginal constituencies - places like Croydon Central.This book gives an unparalleled insight into what its like to be an MP defending an ultra-marginal seat.

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How to Be A Civil Servant

How to Be A Civil Servant

Although seldom recognised as such by the public, the civil service is a profession like any other. The UK civil service employs 400,000 people across the country, with over 20,000 students and graduates applying to enter every year. Martin Stanley's seminal How to Be a Civil Servant was the first guidebook to the British civil service ever published. It remains the only comprehensive guide on how civil servants should effectively carry out their duties, hone their communication skills and respond to professional, ethical and technical issues relevant to the job. This fully updated new edition provides the latest advice, and is a must-read for newly appointed civil servants and for those looking to enter the profession.

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Brexit

Brexit

Will Britain leave the EU? Following the Conservative victory in the 2015 General Election, the question of Brexit?a British exit from the EU?is high on the political agenda. In this book, former Europe Minister Denis MacShane looks at the history of Britains fraught relationship with Europe and shows how the possibility of Brexit has become increasingly more likely. Touching on one of the most divisive political issues of our times, this book will be essential reading as Britain moves towards a referendum on Europe.

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Europe In or Out

Europe In or Out

NEW EDITION. Europe: vital for Britain's economy and global standing or a bureaucratic monster hell-bent on destroying our national sovereignty? And why is no one talking about what leaving Europe would actually mean? Addressing the real issues surrounding a potential exit from the EU this book investigates the consequences both for the country and for the person on the street. A clear, comprehensive and compelling guide to the impact of the EU and the implications of a British exit, this objective and unbiased handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Britain's future.

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Girl Up

Girl Up

They told you you need to be thin and beautiful.They told you to wear longer skirts, avoid going out late at night and move in groups - never accept drinks from a stranger, and wear shoes you can run in more easily than heels. They told you to wear just enough make-up to look presentable but not enough to be a slut; to dress to flatter your apple, pear, hourglass figure, but not to be too tarty. They warned you that if you try to be strong, or take control, you'll be shrill, bossy, a ballbreaker. Of course it's fine for the boys, but you should know your place. They told you 'that's not for girls' - 'take it as a compliment' - 'don't rock the boat' - 'that'll go straight to your hips'. They told you 'beauty is on the inside', but you knew they didn't really mean it.Well screw that. I'm here to tell you something else.

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One Minute to Ten

One Minute to Ten

10 PM, on the 7 May. The exit poll predicting the result of the 2015 General Election is announced. In that instant three lives are changed for ever. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg were three very different men, from very different backgrounds. But they shared one ambition. To lead their country. In pursuit of their dream they were forced to make sacrifices. Of themselves. And right up until the final moment the exit poll was released each man clung to the hope those sacrifices had not been in vain. Then the clock struck ten. In One Minute to Ten, Dan Hodges brings to life the most dramatic general election campaign in living memory, and tells the untold story of the three men who contested it. And in doing so reveals the price paid by those who risk everything in their quest for the ultimate political prize...

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Broken Vows

Broken Vows

When Tony Blair became prime minister in 1997 he was the youngest person to hold that office since 1812. With a landslide majority, his approval rating was 93 per cent and he went on to become Labour's longest-serving premier. So what went wrong? Tom Bower was one of those who looked on in excited anticipation as Blair took up residence in Downing Street. Now, with unprecedented access to more than 180 Whitehall officials, military officers and politicians, he has uncovered the full story of Blair's decade in power. The result is the political thriller of the year - a dramatic re-evaluation of Tony Blair which disentangles the mystery of an extraordinary politician - and illuminates the ultimate tragedy of power.

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Taking it on the Chin

Taking it on the Chin

Surely one of the most colourful characters ever to have graced the Palace of Westminster, Tom Pendry has been a boxer, a bruiser and a scholar, whose political career as an agent, candidate, Labour MP and peer has spanned over sixty years. His time in Parliament saw him famously kick-start Tony Blair's political career, lead the first anti-apartheid demonstration at a cricket match of an all-white South African side, and head up the successful fight to keep sport on Radio 5. Full of revealing anecdotes and candid descriptions of colleagues, his memoirs throw new light on successive governments and great, epoch-making events, and are a mixture of light and shade, irreverent wit and deeply serious intent.

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