This is a frank look inside Tony Blair’s Downing Street by one of his
spinners-in-chief which will confirm the prejudices of those who
consider Blair a vacuous PR man.
Price dishes the dirt without
mercy or loyalty to those who trusted him with their intimate thoughts
and secrets and appears to delight in doing so.
The book makes
it clear how, even from an early stage. the cabinet was expected to be
subservient to Blair’s unelected inner-circle.
The author seems
to revel in his portrayal of Blair as an intellectual deficient who
even apparently quizzes the gay Price on his lack of ‘reaction’ to
Some of the revelations are cruel and too
recent to have been made so soon – the sections covering Frank Dobson’s
campaign to become Mayor of London especially so.
Ultimately the book fails to grip and I found myself leaving it untouched for long periods between reads.