I have just finished reading ‘Against the Grain’ by former Lib Dem MP and Government Minister in the Coalition Government Norman Baker.
It’s an excellent read, no matter what your political views may be, even though Norman is probably a little too left wing for Tories and indeed the majority of Labour supporters.
Norman clearly is independent of mind and action as well as having strong radical, liberal and environmental convictions. He is the very kind of MP I would want for my own Member of Parliament. Indeed, there is a strong argument to say that all MP’s should be in the Norman Baker mold.
The fact that Peter Oborne, an associate editor of the Spectator, said this of Norman’s book sums it up well:-
‘This is a great book by a remarkable man. It should be read by everyone who cares about British public life. It tells of an extraordinary political journey as Norman Baker confronted the British establishment at its most corrupt.’
I can’t wait to read his previous book about ‘The Strange Death of Dr. David Kelly’.