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Prospect asks influential and outspoken people to share the highs and lows they experienced in 2010—and their best intentions for 2011

By Prospect   January 2011

David Blunkett, Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough

BEST: Enjoyable personal highs—spending a long, languorous weekend in Burgundy. The victory of Simon Danczuk, MP for Rochdale, despite the “bigotgate” affair.

WORST: Preventing the Tories from getting a majority was temporarily a high—until it emerged that the leader of the Lib Dems is a more enthusiastic right-winger than some of the Thatcher cabinet of the 1980s.

RESOLUTION: Be slightly nicer to Nick Clegg, on the grounds that none of us want him to become a victim on whom the electorate bestow sympathy.

Lionel Shriver, novelist

BEST: Seeing the back of…

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