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In the Firing Line

Brian Mawhinney

In the Firing Line

Brian Mawhinney

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Brian Mawhinney's observations of the final weeks of power and his understanding of the reasons for the Conservative defeat at the polls, reveal a man schooled in political controversy, an Irishman serving in the Irish Office, and a committed Christian.

- Publisher He became John Major's most trusted lieutenant, and held a unique and trusted place at the very heart of the crumbling Conservative government. These are Brian Mawhinney's observations of the final weeks of power and his understanding of the reasons for their defeat at the polls. This memoir reveals a man schooled in the art of political controversy. Finding himself in the rare position of being an Irishman serving in the Northern Ireland office, he quickly learnt to look after himself in the heated and entrenched conflict. Later, as a senior government minister, he gained a reputation as a political bruiser. However, another side to Brian Mawhinney is revealed, beliefs that were to drive much of his ambition and political philosophy. As a committed Christian he had to face up to the "interference" of the established Church and the Evangelical leaders with whom he had much sympathy.

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Brian Mawhinney's observations of the final weeks of power and his understanding of the reasons for the Conservative defeat at the polls, reveal a man schooled in political controversy, an Irishman serving in the Irish Office, and a committed Christian.
- Publisher

He became John Major's most trusted lieutenant, and held a unique and trusted place at the very heart of the crumbling Conservative government. These are Brian Mawhinney's observations of the final weeks of power and his understanding of the reasons for their defeat at the polls. This memoir reveals a man schooled in the art of political controversy. Finding himself in the rare position of being an Irishman serving in the Northern Ireland office, he quickly learnt to look after himself in the heated and entrenched conflict. Later, as a senior government minister, he gained a reputation as a political bruiser. However, another side to Brian Mawhinney is revealed, beliefs that were to drive much of his ambition and political philosophy. As a committed Christian he had to face up to the "interference" of the established Church and the Evangelical leaders with whom he had much sympathy.
- Publisher

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  • Catalogue Code 137289
  • Product Code 0002740621
  • EAN 9780002740623
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date Oct 1999
  • Dimensions 241 x 157 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.512kg

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