How To Write A Political Diary

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Former MP and government whip Gyles Brandreth talks to other diarists - including Edwina Currie, Tony Benn and Douglas Hurd - about the ingredients needed for a successful political diary.

Often it's not the best-known politicians who make the outstanding diarists.

Few remember the political achievements of Chips Channon or Alan Clark.

But they live on because of the brilliance of their diaries.