An abused wife

  laurie53 10:01 21 Oct 07
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Tony Blair is being likened to an abused and bullied wife

click here

I can see TB in many ways, but not in this particular role!

  Forum Editor 10:49 21 Oct 07

is being likened to an abused and bullied wife"

No he's not - he said he felt like one, nobody else said it.

  laurie53 11:40 21 Oct 07

The link did say that it was a claim, in a book by Dr Anthony Seldon, amd it is surely, therefore, not a direct quote from TB himself?

  bremner 11:53 21 Oct 07

The MOS says

The book claims that Mr Blair protested: "I feel like an abused and bullied wife," after Mr Balls was "astonishingly rude" to him during talks between the camps last year over when he should leave No 10.

The sentence is recorded as a direct quote from TB.

  Forum Editor 11:55 21 Oct 07

and I don't want to divert attention from your main point - with which I tend to agree, by the way - but

"The book claims that Mr Blair protested: "I feel like an abused and bullied wife,"

It's a claim, but I think it unlikely that anyone would invent such a strange simile.

  Forum Editor 11:55 21 Oct 07

Two people, typing the same thing at the same time.

  techie4me 08:30 23 Oct 07

Tony Blair or Gordon Brown it's all spin & will only enhance a book due out shortly.

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