Sailing Close to the Wind: Reminisces

Sailing Close to the Wind: Reminisces

Dennis Skinner


Dennis Skinner, the famed Beast of Bolsover, is cherished by way of legions of supporters and revered in addition to feared via admiring enemies. Fiery and forthright, with a prodigious remember, Skinner is likely one of the best-known politicians in Britain. He continues to be as passionate and dedicated to the motives he champions as at the first day he entered the home of Commons again in 1970.

In an age of turning out to be cynicism approximately politicians, the witty and astute Skinner is well known as a brightly burning beacon of precept. He has watched best Ministers come and cross - Heath, Wilson, Callaghan, Thatcher, significant, Blair, Brown - and but is still uncorrupted by means of patronage and compromise. Cameron came upon Skinner's acceptance whilst a public backlash pressured the present PM to apologise in Parliament for calling Skinner a dinosaur who can be in a museum.

Skinner at 80 has a different tackle post-war Britain. A combatant within the nice social, commercial and political upheavals of the final part century, he's resisted telling his striking tale. beforehand.

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