by Jane Griffiths
The Reason Why
Nobody asked me to write this story. I haven’t been commissioned, advised, or in any way approached. I’m an ordinary woman from a council estate in west
This book is for everyone. No one person or event inspired me to write it, though several played a key part in the thinking that brought it about. It’s for everyone interested in politics, but also for everyone who thinks there is more to political events, national and international, than a headline in the Guardian – or the Daily Telegraph. It is for everyone who wants to hear the story of a life, which happens to have been for some years a life in politics. It is for Reading Labour Party, some present and former members of which remain dear friends, and for some members of which my hope is that they come to their senses. It is, for very different reasons, and in alphabetical order, for Isobel Ballsdon, Helen Clark, Roger Hayes, John Howarth, Jane Jolly, Jonny Morris, Andrew Pegg, David Sutton, the late Wilf Wild and the people of Woodley. It is for the memory of Fiona Jones, Labour MP for Newark 1997-2001. It is for my family, and especially for Andrew, and perhaps above all it is for my first grandchild Eliza, who will see more of the post-Blair years than I ever will, and will understand them better.
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