Blair: charming, charismatic and a great communicator but undermined by an unshakeable conviction that he was right. Brown: in private, warm and witty; in public, an authoritative Chancellor but a wooden and curiously un-confident Prime Minister. Mandelson: for Blair, supreme courtier and chief adviser; for Brown, from arch-enemy to polished political life-saver. No one is better placed to get the measure of these men and their often fraught relationship with each other than Giles Radice. An insider's insider who owed no particular allegiance to any of the trio, Radice here charts their rise to power, including their undoubted achievements individually and collectively, and reveals the quarrels, vanities and failures which characterised their relations and undermined their agendas. His unique access to the trio and their different entourages provides a behind-the-scenes portrait of three men and their fluctuating relationships, who - for all their flaws - crafted a new politics in Britain.
Inside the Blair, Brown, Mandelson Project