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Old 19-09-2019, 04:22 PM
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You could interpret it like that i suppose.

It’s just I’ve been banging on for over a year now about how he needs to come out and face the music for one of the most irresponsible acts from a PM in our history, and he finally surfaces again for his own selfish gains.
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Yes and no.


I think the book is about a lot more than his personal gain.
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You could interpret it like that i suppose.

It’s just I’ve been banging on for over a year now about how he needs to come out and face the music for one of the most irresponsible acts from a PM in our history, and he finally surfaces again for his own selfish gains.

To think many laughed at the thought of Ed Milliband being a more responsible choice for PM.
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That would make a great billboard ad for Labour in any upcoming election...if they had the foresight.
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I think the book is about a lot more than his personal gain.
Such as?

It's too late to be an attempt to influence events. OK - he's tried to denigrate Johnson which in turn might have influenced the level of support that Johnson has, but none of Johnson's supporters are interested in negative stories about him. They genuinely don't care.

Is it an attempt to salvage some of his reputation ? If so, it's actually made it worse.

He's so wealthy that I doubt he needs the money.

Overall, it's just a vanity project which has backfired.
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Old 20-09-2019, 08:56 AM
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Such as?
Trying to settle some scores for a start.


And trying to get a longer chapter in the history books than just Referendum Boy.


All sorts of reasons ; it's not really money for sure. And what gain there will be may not ne tangible.
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David Cameron continues to defend the austerity programme but I suspect many people ironically used their referendum vote to protest against living standards resulting from austerity.
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It's a pretty natural desire in his position to want to put your side of the story; part confession; bigger part ex-culpation and blame shifting.
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It's a pretty natural desire in his position to want to put your side of the story; part confession; bigger part ex-culpation and blame shifting.

Yup.


Private Eye notes however that at 752 pages his book is only 80 pages shorter than Thatcher's ; and the latter probably had a whole lot more to write about !
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Yup.


Private Eye notes however that at 752 pages his book is only 80 pages shorter than Thatcher's ; and the latter probably had a whole lot more to write about !
At a guess, though, MT didn't include any admissions of fault at all in her memoirs!
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Yes and no.


I think the book is about a lot more than his personal gain.
I think its generally considered the norm for senior politicians to publish a memoir of their time in office. You don't even need to the be PM - but for a PM to not do so would be weird.

An autobiography is probably the most lasting record of your own memories of office, with the benefit of hindsight and recollection of what is historically a very important job.

I suspect most senior figures publish a memoir, their diarys etc (not necessarily in a book you'd find down the local Waterstones) and likely contribute significantly to a lot of offical publications.

Little known fact, the HMSO published a lot of this kind of stuff covering the second world war - I have an almost complete set in hardback - and thats 24 volumes - Lots of this refers to published journals and books of ranked officers. Its amazing what actually goes into print, but not necessarily to 'chain book stores'.
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I'll probably read it, but I won't be purchasing it until it's being sold sub £5 shortly before the pulping phase.
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. OK - he's tried to denigrate Johnson which in turn might have influenced the level of support that Johnson has, but none of Johnson's supporters are interested in negative stories about him. They genuinely don't care.

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Just like Trump.
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I'll probably read it, but I won't be purchasing it until it's being sold sub £5 shortly before the pulping phase.
I'll read it after it's been pulped.
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