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For 13 years Tony Blair was the political colossus in Britain, winning three elections in a row for New Labour. Today he is disowned by many in his own party. Drawing on contributions from the main players in the Blair government, including the former Prime Minister himself, the authors reconsider the history of New Labour.
Dr Jon Davis is Director of The Strand Group at The Policy Institute, King’s College London. He worked as an investment banker before turning to an academic career, and also spent a year in the Cabinet Office’s Modernising Government Secretariat.
John Rentoul is Chief Political Commentator for The Independent, Visiting Professor at King’s College, London and the author of an acclaimed biography of Tony Blair.
Lord Triesman is a Labour politician and merchant banker. He served as Under-Secretary of State in the FCO and later in the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills. He was Chairman of the Football Association.
In Memory of Robin Hyman