A timely and provocative account of the fall of New Labour, the rise of Corbyn, and what it means for the left in Britain.
‘Lewis Goodall is one of the most exciting voices in British politics right now’ Emily Maitlis
‘Hugely illuminating, thought-provoking and moving in its seriousness and optimism’ Lord Andrew Adonis
In the 21st Century the Labour Party has undergone the most extraordinary transformation in its history, from the death of New Labour to the rise of Corbynism. In this witty, insightful book Lewis Goodall tells the full story of this political revolution for the first time, with exclusive access to all its key players, from Blair to Corbyn.
Travelling from the streets of his childhood in the shadow of the Birmingham Rover factory to the corridors of power in Westminster, Goodall traces the journey of the party from the twilight of the ‘Third Way’ to the tumult of the financial crisis to the ravages of Brexit and Corbynism. In doing so he shows us how Labour has irrevocably changed, and what this means for the party’s long-term future.
Previously published as Left for Dead?.