The relationship between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown is unique in British politics and this book describes it from close quarters. The author saw both men in action, advising the Prime Minister for over six years in Downing Street. In government Blair allowed Brown unprecedented sway over domestic policies, but kept a firm grip on foreign affairs, including Europe. This book exposes some of the tensions between the two neighbors both in Downing Street and in Whitehall. The author, as the Prime Minister's top economic advisor, explores Tony Blair's broader vision for Britain within the European Union within the context of an historical perception that sees the British as ""reluctant Europeans"". Following the failure to agree on the proposed constitution in 2003, governments in the EU have embarked on a renewed attempt put together a new political framework for the EU, which will have a huge effect on the fate of the Euro.