Just noticed that the former Prime Minister has cancelled a book signing for the second time. I do not doubt any honourable intentions he may have had but I consider it bad news.
I was a strong opponent of going to war in Iraq and think it was one of his biggest mistakes as Prime Minister. Unlike many other opponents of the war, I do not believe he held the view he did for anything other than honourable reasons. But for this book signing not to happen is a defeat for the tens of thousands who would love to have met the former Prime Minister. Is it the end of such Book Signings. Can any Prime Minister serve for a few years without making very difficult or controversial decisions?
Sounds like a fascinating read! I understand that there are regrets and wonder whether not backing Frank Field on welfare reform is one of them?
Tags: Tony Blair