Magazine article The Spectator

Scourge of New Labour

Magazine article The Spectator

Scourge of New Labour

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Like all politicians, Bob Marshall Andrews is fond of quoting himself, and Off Message (Profile Books, ?6.99) includes a generous selection of his speeches and articles on such topics as Tony Blair's messianic warmongering and David Blunkett's plans for a police state. Less typically, perhaps, he is almost as generous in his quotation of others, such a s Simon Hoggart, who ha s called him 'a cross between Dennis the Menace and his dog, Gnasher'.

As Labour MP for Medway from 1997 to 2010, Marshall-Andrews regularly inflicted, with his catapult and teeth, and skills as a criminal silk, embarrassment, pain, humiliation and damage on 'one of the most authoritarian regimes in British history', leaving behind him a wrack of torn trousers, black eyes and bandaged heads. …

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