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Alistair Campbell: The Blair Years Of Spin And Grief

by | 12th, July 2007

MATTHEW Parris is reading Alistair Cambell’s diary. He sees this. It is “awful“:

“Sunday, January 6 [2002]. Gordon’s baby was clearly dying. TB and CB [Tony and Cherie Blair] were both genuinely upset.” “Genuinely.” A word you really hoped nobody would have thought necessary. A whole world of cynicism and spite, unwittingly encapsulated in one simple, subliminal, choice of adverb.

Five days later . . . “TB called me on his way back from the baby’s funeral to say it had been a nice service but he had been quite shocked to see how many journalists were there, including Dacre [the Editor of the Daily Mail]. I said I couldn’t imagine why they would have wanted anyone but really close friends there, and TB said different people react differently in grief.”



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