David Blunkett

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The biography I am reviewing is David Blunkett by Stephen Pollard which is a very good book that I bought from a local secondhand shop. This book is around 330 pages so is a decent length. I did enjoy it and do recommend it. David Blunkett was the Home Secretary among other jobs in the Labour Government in the late 90’s and early 2000’s in Britain. This is astonishing becuse he was blind and had to have a guide dog much of the time for this. He also had a photographic memory and once astonished a friend by bring up a minor point raised some 3 weeks before in a report sent to him. He was also Minister For Education and in both jobs saw far reaching reforms. In this country he was certainly a high profile minister. There were a couple of scandals and after the first he temporarily…

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