I hadn't envisaged writing about Tony Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell today. However a well penned piece by journalist Miles Goslett has changed that. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2162235/Alastair-Campbell-diaries-The-day-danced-Dr-David-Kellys-grave.html
Mr Goslett has written a number of thoughtful articles about the death of Dr David Kelly before. The publication this week of the latest volume of Alastair Campbell's Diaries has led to the linked article ... and a reminder of one of the most tasteless episodes in modern politics that I can recall.
In his article Miles relates the fact that Campbell and Cherie Blair signed a copy of the Hutton Report and that it was auctioned at a labour party fund raising event for £400. But it wasn't simply that that Miles found utterly appalling, it was the fact I think that Campbell says in his introduction to the book: 'I never met David Kelly, but I think about him often ...' whilst using the death as a promotional tool for his book. It's Campbell's obvious hypocrisy allied with that signing of a copy of the Hutton Report that is so stomach churning.
As for Cherie Blair I have long wondered whether she has any real concept of good taste.