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The Journey

Bon voyage

So, Tony Blair’s memoir is to be entitled The Journey. The claim to have gone on a journey, of course, is contemporary pop-pseudopsychology’s favourite way of rationalizing the dreadful or valorizing the pointless. Any idiot who has managed to stay alive between one date and another can be said to have gone on a journey in the interim. So, of course, can anyone who hasn’t managed to stay alive, but has become a traveller to an undiscover’d country, etc. No doubt meditation on this latter fact explains Blair’s suit of solemn black on the front cover. I don’t know what explains the eyes and partly bared teeth.

What do you think Blair’s booky-wook ought to be called, readers?

  1. 1  Phil  March 5, 2010, 8:34 am 

    The Thatcher and the Lie

  2. 2  Matt McGrattan  March 5, 2010, 9:12 am 

    The Secret Diary of Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (Aged 56 3/4): The War Crimes Years.

  3. 3  ukliberty  March 5, 2010, 10:59 am 

    What do you think Blair’s booky-wook ought to be called, readers?

    I read that as “Blair’s bloody work”.

  4. 4  ukliberty  March 5, 2010, 11:09 am 

    He could call it, When My Lips Move.

  5. 5  Ned Barry  March 5, 2010, 11:22 am 

    De fide rerum WMD invisibilium

  6. 6  Sohail  March 5, 2010, 11:40 am 


  7. 7  BenSix  March 5, 2010, 12:38 pm 

    The Rise and Rise of Tony Blair?

  8. 8  Barney  March 5, 2010, 3:34 pm 

    “Will this Do, Mr. President?”

  9. 9  Alex  March 5, 2010, 3:44 pm 

    Steve Bell nailed it years ago. My Vision for a New You.

    He has never looked more like a dodgy self-help guru/evangelist/whatever than on the cover of his booky-wook.

  10. 10  KB Player  March 5, 2010, 10:15 pm 

    The Sultan of Spin

  11. 11  Hey Zeus  March 5, 2010, 10:49 pm 

    Things only got better

  12. 12  Ricardo  March 5, 2010, 11:32 pm 

    Will Drink Pinotage For £££s

  13. 13  Juan  March 5, 2010, 11:35 pm 

    Tony Blair – Beating Around The Bush

  14. 14  Andrew Hickey  March 6, 2010, 1:45 pm 

    My Struggle

  15. 15  Michael Sylvain  March 6, 2010, 2:36 pm 

    Vanity Fare.

  16. 16  des von bladet  March 6, 2010, 10:08 pm 

    Lapdogging, or, We learn dances, brand new dances, like the shock and the awe.

  17. 17  sharon  March 6, 2010, 11:27 pm 

    I am a Complete Cunt

    Or is that too subtle?

  18. 18  John Fallhammer  March 7, 2010, 3:56 pm 

    Is he calling it “The Journey” in the hope of emulating the success of “The Road”?

  19. 19  BenSix  March 7, 2010, 5:04 pm 

    Is he calling it “The Journey” in the hope of emulating the success of “The Road”?

    Are we still the good guys? he said.
    Yes. We’re still the good guys.
    And we always will be.
    Yes. We always will be.

  20. 20  Barney  March 7, 2010, 5:39 pm 

    Having now seen the cover, I wonder if “Look Into My Eyes” might be more appropriate. There’s an air of stage hypnotist to it – and to him, for that matter.

  21. 21  ukliberty  March 8, 2010, 1:18 pm 

    Look Into My Eyes?

    Look into my eyes – you will see
    What you mean to me
    Search your heart – search your soul
    And when you find me there you’ll search no more

    Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
    You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for
    You know it’s true
    Everything I do – I do it for you …

  22. 22  Roger Migently  March 10, 2010, 8:49 am 

    Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, don’t look around my eyes, look into my eyes, you’re under. I have not been taking your underwear home, putting it on in my bedroom and then parading up and down in front of the mirror going ‘Oh, oh, oh, oh’. Three, two, one… You’re back in the room.

    Is “The Journey” meant to imply “the Hero Journey”?

    I think it should be called Decline and Fall.

  23. 23  Richard J  March 10, 2010, 3:01 pm 

    Compare and contrast:-

  24. 24  Roger Migently  March 11, 2010, 10:50 am 

    Richard J’s comparison is so excellent I thought I’d do the work for everyone to make it easy to enjoy – with a small addition…

    (Did a quick little post with it.)

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