In Broonland, Christopher Harvie, a political associate of Brown’s in 1970s Glasgow, raves and rants like John Knox – scandalising the sinful Mary Queen of Scots. But it is all spiced up with fly wit and mischievous irony, not hiding accurate and palatable financial truths… Broonland is a devastating indictment of Blair and Brown’s inheritance and how they continued to sell off the family silver.
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Christopher Harvie is Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Scotland and Fife. Harvie is visiting professor at Strathclyde and Aberystwyth universities and serves on the board of the European Centre for Federalism Studies, Tübingen, Germany. His many books include Scotland and Nationalism and Fool’s Gold: The Story of North Sea Oil.