Jeff Randal on Tony Blair’s book

This Daily Telegraph review of Blair’s book by a Tory enemy does not hold back.

“Travelling with Mr Blair on this journey is like a trip round his monolithic ego with a sycophantic tour guide blethering on a megaphone. When it comes to sins, he appears to have confused venality with veniality. It’s a textbook study in how to concede a few inches while grabbing many yards.

The book’s most striking achievement, one I never thought possible, is that it began to make me feel sorry for Mr Brown, who is denounced as having neither “political feelings” nor “emotional intelligence”. Poor old Gordon.”