Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin by Damian McBride

This is written by a guy who worked in the UK Government and rose to become the Labour Prime Minister’s spin doctor.

Very detailed and providing more than a glimpse of how British politics work, this is an intriguing book.

The amount of work that went into giving British media stories supporting the PM’s position and trashing the opposition (Conservative or Labour) is a real eye opener. Nothing gets glossed over and everything is laid bare. It may help to be familiar of UK politics and current affairs around the mid-90s and 2000s. Exceptional writing though.