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Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics

Ed Balls

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

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Hardcover New and Signed First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket is in fine condition.

On the night of 7 May 2015, Ed Balls thought there was a chance he would wake up the next morning as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer. Instead, he woke up without a job. Twenty-one years earlier he had left a promising career in journalism to work for Labour in opposition. Moving through the ranks, from adviser to Cabinet minister and on to Shadow Chancellor, he occupied a central and influential position in and out of power during a pivotal period in British history. Speaking Out is a record of a life in politics, but also much more. It is about the mistakes made, change delivered and personalities encountered over the course of two decades at the front line of British politics. It is a unique window into a rarely seen world. Most importantly, it sets out what politics is about, and why it matters.

  • ISBN 9781786330390
  • Title Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and Politics
  • Author Ed Balls
  • Publisher Cornerstone
  • Binding Hardback

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