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Book: Politics and Progress Author: David Blunkett Price: (Demos/Politico’s ?8.99)

Who or what, from the point of view of political theory, are the third way and New Labour? David Blunkett, more than any other current thoughtful politician-more than Frank Field, more than Gordon Brown, more than Peter Mandelson, more even than the prime minister-provides a key to the solution of this mystery.

Blunkett is one of the most interesting figures on the British political scene. He is distinguished by his reflectiveness, his passion and his integrity. In his autobiography, he tells us with candour and feeling that, “I count not…

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