Monday, August 16, 2010

Bought t’book

Two things follow from this:

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to donate the profits from his memoirs to a sports centre for badly injured soldiers. A spokesman said Mr Blair would hand over the reported £4.6m advance payment plus all royalties to honour "their courage and sacrifice".

First, it will officially be unpatriotic not to buy the thing. Twice.

Second, it sets a bugger of a precedent for any other former prime ministers who may or may not currently be writing their memoirs and who may or may not be as cheerfully loaded as the Blairs.

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