Monday, 6 September 2010

Queue here to effect a citizen's arrest

Gloriously, this is the security required for a single author to sign some books.

That author is, of course, Tony Blair, who received a rude response in Dublin a few days ago. And those citizens weren't even among his victims/citizens!

Wonderfully, he's had to call off his London signing. The plan was to take away purchasers' belongings, refuse dedications and conversations, and generally treat people as serfs for paying him money to read his lying, self-obsessed words. Now he's claiming that:

 "I very much enjoyed meeting my readers in Dublin and was looking forward to doing the same in London. However, I have decided not to go ahead with the signing as I don't want the public to be inconvenienced by the inevitable hassle caused by protesters. I know the Metropolitan police would, as ever, have done a superb job in managing any disruption but I do not wish to impose an extra strain on police resources, simply for a book signing."
Blair said he was also worried that the far right British National party might attempt to cause trouble.

Which I think we can all agree is a massive steaming pile of lie-pooh. He's actually scared of normal people telling him to his face what they think of him. If he'd been a little more open to the opinions of people around him in the first place, rather than the voices in his head (which he seems to have ascribed to God), he wouldn't be so hated.

He was also put off by the various satirical plans circulating on the web, such as the one to use invisible ink to inscribe a confession on the front page for him to unwittingly sign. A jolly good wheeze, I thought.

This is another one:
Waterstone's are also having to cope with a number of anti-Blair protesters moving his memoirs to the crime area of their stores, after thousands joined a group entitled "Subversively move Tony Blair's memoirs to the crime section in bookshops".

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