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.

20060405

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.