Each night when the House of Commons rises, throughout the Palace of Westminster policemen shout, "Who goes home?", a relic of the days when Members of Parliament were escorted safely to their beds. This is Roy Hattersley's characteristically frank account of a lifetime in the Labour party, from schoolboy canvassing in post-war Sheffield through Cabinet office and the wilderness years in Opposition, to the decision to leave Parliament at the dawn of Tony Blair's New Labour. Settling no scores, excusing no mistakes and reliving no old triumphs, this edition is updated and includes a new introduction.
Roy Hattersley is a politician-turned-writer. He was elected to Parliament in 1964, and served in each of Harold Wilson's governments as well as Jim Callaghan's Cabinet before becoming deputy leader of the Labour Party in 1983. He is the author of fourteen books.