Anita Pollack

Anita Pollack

Wreckers or Builders?

"Wreckers or Builders?"

The first and only history of Labour Members of the European Parliament, covering the first twenty years of the elected Parliament, from Labour’s defeat by Margaret Thatcher through the election of Tony Blair’s New Labour. Over 300 pages, plus extensive index and photographs, some never before published.

The book is in four sections, each covering a five-year electoral period, with a Prologue on Labour in the European Assembly prior to 1979, and a “Where are they now?” section covering every Labour MEP.

Anita Pollack was a witness throughout this period, first as a researcher to Barbara Castle, leader of Labour’s MEPs, then as an elected Member herself from 1989 – 99.

“Wreckers or Builders? A history of Labour Members of the European Parliament 1979 – 99”, John Harper Publishing, October 2009. Paperback, £20 (UK) €27. ISBN 978-0-9556202-9-4.