29 July 2003

My ‘Dodgy Dossier’

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How Alastair Campbell helped me get a quotation from Tony Blair. A version of this article was printed in the London Review of Books, 24 July 2003, p. 4.

‘You can stress the community of the nation state without diminishing your internationalism’. I was, I suppose, quite pleased to have elicited that statement from Tony Blair. Yet I was also troubled. I had been invited to quote those words as Tony’s heartfelt own yet I had never met the man, never written to him, and never talked to him on the phone either. . .Download this article (PDF) »

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