Best for Britain?Simon Lee
From Iraq to climate change, tax to the Anglo-American "special relationship", Best For Britain? Critically examines Brown’s political and economic record as Chancellor, and deftly assesses his likely impact as leader of Great Britain. Asking why a Scottish Prime Minister should be able to determine education and health policy for England, and not for his own constituency in Scotland, Lee poses provocative constitutional questions, and explores the truth behind Brown’s reputation as an authoritarian leader.
The only biography currently available to include material from Brown’s premiership, Lee traces Brown’s thought and politics from his roots as impassioned socialist and reveals that now, as a pragmatic liberal, Gordon Brown’s intellectual heroes bear a startling similarity to those of Margaret Thatcher. Incisive and compelling, Lee’s searching examination of Britain’s most important politician will prove invaluable to anyone interested in contemporary politics.