Monday, September 22, 2008
The Rebels: How Blair Mislaid His Majority
As Gordon Brown struggles his way through the premiership, we forget that Tony Blair suffered serious set-backs in his final years as prime minister. Despite having a huge Commons majority, he lost four key votes, and camce close to losing several others. Philip Cowley is a political academic whose snappy, readable analysis of this extraordinary turnaround challenges the often held view that the modern House of Commons is simply lobby-fodder for the party leaders.