You don’t have to agree with Gordon Brown to gain great knowledge and pleasure from Seven Ways to Change the World. Which is just as well.

I first met Gordon in 1972. It was in the Beer Bar of Edinburgh University Student’s Union. I was a guest of Union President, aspiring Tory politician, Ken Ross, who went on to a successful career as a distinguished Sheriff on the Galloway bench. I had a walk on role in politics in the 80s and 90s. Gordon became Prime Minister. There you go.