Against the odds, former steel worker Harry Perkins has led the Labour party to a stunning victory. Now he's going to dismantle Britain's nuclear warheads, bring finance under public control and dismantle the media empires.
But the establishment isn't going down without a fight. As MI5 conspires with the city and press barons to bring Perkins down, he finds himself caught up in a no-holds-barred battle for survival.
Described as 'the political novel of the decade' when it was first published, A Very British Coup is as fresh and relevant now as it ever has been.
Chris Mullin was Member of Parliament for Sunderland South from 1987 until 2010. Before being elected as an MP, he worked as a journalist on the ITV documentary programme World in Action and had been editor of Tribune. His trilogy of political diaries, beginning with A View from the Foothills, are also published by Profile Books, as was his memoir Hinterland. A Very British Coup was made into an award winning television series in 1988.