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Sir Alan Duncan is releasing a book of his diaries during his time as Foreign Minister

Diaries written by former Rutland MP Alan Duncan will be published in a new book.

In The Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister will chart Sir Alan’s time in government from the eve of the Brexit Referendum in 2016 to the end of 2019.

It shares his thoughts about the fall of two prime ministers, the course of two elections and Theresa May’s survival of a no-confidence vote.

Alan Duncan will publish a book of his diaries.
Alan Duncan will publish a book of his diaries.

Mr Duncan resigned as Foreign Minister in July 2019 ahead of Boris Johnson becoming prime minister.

He retired as MP for Rutland and Melton later that year, having served continuously since 1992.

Mr Duncan said: “My mantra is ‘always be a happy politician’. A sure protection against fury and frustration is to vent onto the page by writing everything down. That’s how these diaries arose – both for therapy in the moment, and as a lasting insurance against the brain-fade of age.

“I hope they are as much a source of entertainment as they are an accurate account of this crucial period in our recent political history.”

It will be published by Harper Collins on April 15.

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