Labour's Party Losses, Writ Large
da: The Wall Street Journal
Senior figures from Britain’s former Labour government are already churning out tell-all memoirs, just two months after their party’s 13-year run in power ended—and judging from the first major title out of the gate, it appears that Labour’s political exile will begin with its former leaders carving each other up.
The first in an expected flood of memoirs from senior officials—”The Third Man,” by former business minister Peter Mandelson—will be published Thursday by News Corp.’s HarperCollins unit. (News Corp. owns Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.) In the book, Lord Mandelson, nicknamed “the Prince of Darkness” for his alleged manipulation of the press and his colleagues, lives up to the moniker with some painful revelations about the two prime ministers he served, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Lord Mandelson beat his senior colleagues into print, but they will have the opportunity to return fire in months and years to come. Mr. Blair’s memoir, “Tony Blair: The Journey,” is set to be published Sept. 1 by Hutchinson, a U.K. imprint of Bertelsmann AG’s Random House. Mr. Brown and his wife, Sarah, are busy writing their…