Is That A Deal?

Michael Cockerell tells the inside story behind looks back at intriguing and controversial political deals.

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Michael Cockerell looks at the alleged agreement made by the Thatcher government that brought Robert Mugabe to power in Zimbabwe. Did the deal contain the seeds of its own destruction?

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In the early days of New Labour in opposition, Tony Blair allegedly entered into a secret pact with Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown to share power, but the subsequent landslide general election victory led to a dramatic change of heart.