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Panting For More

by | 8th, March 2004

‘THE truth is out there, as someone once said. But whose version of it should we believe?

Peter and Carole warm another pair of Tony’s pants

Helping us to decide are a couple of former members of Tony Blair’s coterie, namely Peter Foster, former boyfriend of Cherie Blair’s lifestyle guru, Carole Caplin, and Alistair Campbell, the now retired No.10 spin doctor.

Let’s begin with Foster, who is telling anyone who will listen that Caplin was closer to the Blairs than many thought.

“The true relationship is between Carole and Tony,” says Foster in an interview with an Australian paper, which is now relayed to Tony’s breakfast table via the Guardian.

“British people would be flabbergasted if they knew the extent to which Mr Blair is reliant on Carole. Carole coached him on how to handle people, how to handle situations, how to present himself. She picked his clothes, right down to his underpants.”

The part about the underpants is not such a surprising thing, since, having flaunted hers in a previous incarnation as a glamour mo-del, Carole knows the power of good underwear.

But anything about the Blairs, even what spills from the mouth of a convicted fraudster who plans to put his version of events in print, makes good reading.

Ms Caplin may well call Foster a “fantasist” in the Times, and David Blunkett is within his rights to say that Foster’s aim is

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