Have been outof action for several hours but I gather the blog campaign to highlight the Cherie/Hutton story has succeeded rather well. Well done everybody! I am told by the ITN Westminster team that they will be covering it on their 10.30 programme.
From Iain Dale's Blackberry
...as did PM on Radio 4 earlier this evening, with an interview with Stewart Jackson (writes a PM staffer)
Anonymous....it was a decent piece too. I think it's pretty clear that whatever ones views on the Hutton report itself, the shabby selling of it as a memento was beyond the pale.
Day's after this story broke, I am still staggered at the 'mindset' that failed to trigger warning bells that this might be a really bad idea...Cherie Blair should be utterly ashamed, and now should have the guts to make a very public apology.
Last night's ITV News at 10.30 covered it in some depth too - however, you won't be surprised to hear that BBC News at 10 didn't even mention it!
(I'm not really a sad person who watches back to back news bulletins - just curious to see if BBC TV would cover this.....)
Blimey, Simon, careful what you say.
Does any of us actually want to switch on the TV to see a red-eyed Cherie Blair blubbing about the pressures of being the presiden--oops, sorry--the prime-ministerial consort *again*?
This story has, after a number of days, made the dead tree media only because the blogsphere & ultimately you Iain have pushed it. David Cameron owes you personally on this & I hope he knows it.
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