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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

Heads-up for UK politics buffs

This Sunday get the papers and read the book pages. On Monday, Mark Stuart’s authorised biography of the late Labour leader John Smith is published. I’ve been skimming through a review copy and there is, shall we say, a lot of somewhat pertinent material on the current state of the Labour party leadership in there. Especially Chapter 21. And 25. From what I’ve read so far this looks like a must-read, and will undoubtedly spark yet another round of debate over the whole Blair/Brown thing.


  1. Of course, the Grauniad's books supplement appears on Saturday (and also seems to be available in its entirety on the Web.) Thanks for the tip.

  2. Should have said – all reviews are embargoed until Sunday. Big day-glo sticker on the front. Not sure why, but I imagine most papers will stick to it to avoid pissing off Politico's, who are publishing.