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Book review: speaking out: lessons in life and politics by Ed Balls

Carrol, Peter (2016) Book review: speaking out: lessons in life and politics by Ed Balls. LSE Review of Books (19 Sep 2016). Website.

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21 years after leaving a career in journalism to work for Labour in opposition, following shock defeat in the May 2015 general election, then UK Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls abruptly found himself without a job. In his new memoir, Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics, he reflects on his life in politics, offering a wider commentary on Labour’s transition from opposition to power and back again as well as key political events and relationships of this period. While readers looking for answers to Labour’s current predicament may need to look elsewhere, this is a worthwhile and often moving account of one individual’s growth across a political life, finds Peter Carrol.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 16:55
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 23:22

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