Politics, Faith, Power and Forgiveness
As chairman of the Conservative Party, Sir Brian Mawhinney was responsible for the 1996 "Demon Eyes" election campaign when the Tories had their greatest defeat for over a century. Many would say he had an impossible task, but as the man the press loved to hate, he found himself in the firing line.
He became John Major's most trusted lieutenant, and held a unique and trusted place at the very heart of the crumbling Conservative government. Brian Mawhinney's observations of the final weeks of power and his understandings of the reasons for their defeat at the polls are as original as they are authoritative.
He is also the highest serving Evangelical in government for more than fifty years and his strong Christian convictions have brought him into conflict with both the political establishment and the Church. This book is the honest account of politician grappling with his convictions during five ministerial posts and ten years at the centre of power. Here is a very prominent public figure sharing his personal thoughts and reflections on issues of sharp, ethical controversy.