Guess the BBC didn’t forgive Blair for the Iraq War and Dyke having to fall on his sword, and Blair still relying on Murdoch to get his message across:
1.58pm from Ruth Turner (Blair’s director of government relations at No 10):
So BBC chose [MPs] Sarah McCarthy-Fry, Julie Morgan and George Mudie who are hostile rather than Mike Gapes, Ann Clwyd and Karen Buck [who] are reasonable and supportive. This is a campaign organisation and not a news outlet!
3.36pm from Jonathan Powell [Blair's long-serving chief of staff]:
Did we publish his three foreign policy speeches as a pamphlet? TB wants to send to Murdoch.
Make of that what you will….this is yet another open thread to take you into the weekend….