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Old 6th Sep 2010, 15:17
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On that note, have the Tories ever gone back to a previous leader? No party does regicide quite so ruthlessly as the Tory party.
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 15:34
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OK then Boris or Boy George? Did he really want to hurt him?
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 15:37
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My guess is neither. We should perhaps be looking for someone who is unlikely to get the top job based on their talents. Both Osbourne and Johnson look likely to be credible candidates against Hague if that contest happened - look for someone who hasn't got that level of credibility....

Of course, it may not be a scrap for the top job - may be someone who fancies a crack at Foreign Sec. Regarded as the plum job in the cabinet, according to TB in 'The Journey'...

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Old 6th Sep 2010, 15:52
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Of course, it may not be a scrap for the top job - may be someone who fancies a crack at Foreign Sec. Regarded as the plum job in the cabinet, according to TB in 'The Journey'...
equally it could as well be in respect of the Tory position on Europe!
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 16:18
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Half a dozen ostrich eggs would do. All at once.
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 16:25
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Hardboiled....
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 16:43
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I hear that former Prime Minister Tony Blair has cancelled the forthcoming opportunity to meet the people of London and sell his book.

BBC News - Tony Blair cancels book signing amid protest fears
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 16:51
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And then frozen
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 16:53
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Hands Up, who would like to throw an egg at Blair and why?

You ask why?!!
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 16:56
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And then frozen
Preferably in liquid nitrogen...

Can't bear the sight of him.
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 17:06
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And here's Cherie before she had her teeth filed.......

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Old 6th Sep 2010, 17:21
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Personally I'd like to throw something more brown n' smelly at him, for what he did to the party.

A**h*le

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Old 6th Sep 2010, 17:28
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Tony Blair cancels book signing amid protest fears
freaking coward.
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 17:30
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funny quote from one of the boards..

"But Mr Blair told the Telegraph: 'You've got to put in prison those who deserve to be there.''

Indeed you do Mr Blair. Did you know (for instance) that lying to parliament carries a jail sentence of up to ten years?
- GB Veale, Widnes Cheshire, 6/9/2010
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 17:32
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Jesus, Capetonian, did you have to post a pic of Cherie Booth?

Christ, you almost put me off me wine!! (and that takes a lot)


Hmmmm........ Do ya think the Roswell alien autopsy would have been more credible if they used her instead of something that looked like a character out of Star Trek/Stargate?
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 19:42
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I used to spend a lot of time around politicians, and I learned a great deal. One of the key things I learned is that allegations of sexual, family or personal financial misdemeanours rarely come from the opposition
'Cos we've got more sense.

Or, if you prefer, it's a conspiracy.

Basically, if we were to get at them like that the tacit ceasefire would be over and they'd find something on one of ours. Sooner or later, somewhere or other. Not worth the risk. Much better that we just commiserate with each other over a drink.

Actual real criminal corruption is another matter. But again you're right that it's less likely to come from the opposition - if one of my colleagues were found to be corrupt we'd shop them as quick as we could, as we believe this would do slightly less damage than keeping quiet and waiting for the opposition to shop them.
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 19:48
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Exactly my thinking, Gertrude. For years, the whole Ron Davies thing was common knowledge amongst the Welsh political parties, and no-one said a word. Mutually assured destruction otherwise...

Even when Mr D had his 'moment of madness', you'll remember that the opposition kept schtum.

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Old 6th Sep 2010, 19:48
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I Imagine book signings are a contractual obligation demanded by publishers of authors and our Tone will be exceedingly chuffed to have a excuse to get out of what most authors see as a very boring chore.
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 20:23
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to be fair TD, its a good tactic by Blair to test the water on public opinion to him before hitting the book signing circuit in London, on the meedjia doorstep and where public reaction would be more on the international scene, it is after all his home ground now.



after all if the the world media was truly exposed to the contempt he is rightly due, his future earning potential is going to hit the skids.


either that or as you say, he just can't be arsed to meet the proles when theres not a vote to be had for him, even if the great unwashed are buying his booky wook.
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Old 6th Sep 2010, 21:00
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Apparently, those who wish to receive a signed copy will be able to collect one on Thursday . . .
We regret to announce that Wednesday's signing with Tony Blair has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

A limited amount of signed copies will be available from the store only from 9am, Thursday 9th September, on a first come, first served basis, one copy per customer. There will be no reservations taken for this.
Should not that be quantity rather than amount?

Tim W would never have allowed such sloppiness . . .

and:- Authors protest at Waterstone's Blair book signing | theBookseller.com
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