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For his fifth general election book, Nicholas Jones presents a personal A-Z of election highlights and insights from fifty years of political reporting. Jones was a parliamentary and political reporter for The Times in the late 1960s and joined the BBC in the mid-1970s where he was an industrial and political correspondent for thirty years. In his A-Z he draws on his experiences of reporting a dozen general elections. He offers a selection of untold stories and commentaries on political intrigues and changing political fortunes, from the Wilson and Callaghan era, through the Thatcher decade, the Premierships of John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and on to the unprecedented post-war coalition government led by David Cameron. From election battle buses to shadowy world of election fixers, from the pitfalls of campaigning to the highs and lows of an election results night, Jones reflects on fifty years of political unpredictability and the love-hate relationship between politicians and the media. Such has been the speculation in the lead-up to the 2015 general election (and the prospect of political fragmentation and another hung Parliament) that Jones A-Z will offer a welcome perspective on momentous elections of the past, as witnessed during a lifetime of political reporting.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 978 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Urbane Publications Limited (1 Aug. 2015)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B011A0EH1Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

This was a great read about the election process

2 people found this helpful.
 on 22 August 2015
By A.Bostridge
This was a great read about the election process. It is a very thorough account which is written in a witty and very engaging manner. It was also very informative to see how this election compared with others over the last 40 years, and there are lots of anecdotes sprinkled throughout. I especially appreciated the inclusion of an interesting chapter on Enoch Powell. I also enjoyed the analysis of the role of the political wives.

Excellent read

One person found this helpful.
 on 15 August 2015
By Raffere
As usual, Nick Jones brings his own inimitable style and authority to this publication. Having started out in 1960, he is still casting a wry and sardonic eye on the political landscape. Spin doctors take note

Excellent read.

One person found this helpful.
 on 2 August 2015
By Ray Joy
Excellent read as always.
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