Friday, 25 September 2009

not necessarily intended to be helpful to the Labour Party

is something we Blair Babes used to get on our pagers in the late 1990s when "journalists" rang round backbenchers pretending to do "surveys" on whether we hated Tony Blair. As an instruction to us not to participate. Almost always too late. Now, to brighten up Labour Party Conference, a book has allegedly been published with the same kind of aim (without Tony Blair of course, because he won elections, and we can't have that, now can we?) It is all a bit of a mystery, but presumably a stack of copies will appear somewhere in due course and be snapped up, and then commentators will tell us all what to think about it. Anyway, methinks the publishers of this tome, whoever they are, have missed a trick. I have a Sony Book Reader, and a fine thing it is, though not enough books are published in e-book format for my liking. If this book had been published in this format its promoters thus ensure that anyone who wanted to read it would have it immediately, with no need for a truck to bring a physical book from a warehouse to a physical location. You can read Iain Dale about the "book" here. That's certainly what I would do if I had a book to market. Hmmm. We'll see.

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