Thursday, June 11, 2009

Paddy Ashdown: A Different Side of Politics?

Released this April, Paddy Ashdown’s autobiography A Fortunate Life tells the no-nonsense story of the rather unconventional politician critics have been describing as ‘a man driven not by a wish to accumulate power or money but by compassion, decency and principle’. As reports of MPs' gross expense claims continue to pour out by the day, Paddy’s memoir seems to raise the hope that there can be room in politics for those wanting to give rather than get after all.

“very entertaining, clear and wise” says The Times

Please click here to read Rod Liddle’s full review of A Fortunate Life:

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