Fortunately, over in Bristol, Tony Bliar is happy to meet the public and will sign books outside Waterstones in Union Street on Wednesday 8th September from 12 noon to 2pm. He realises that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in untold suffering – hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans have died along with hundreds of British troops.
Come along and see Tony Bliar – have your picture taken with him, bring a book (any book) and he will sign it in ……………
Bristol Stop The War Coalition are pleased to offer this chance for people in Bristol to show how offensive they find the publication of Blair’s book
Date: Wednesday 8th September
Time: 12 noon to 2pm
Venue: Outside Waterstones Bookshop, Union Street, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
The publicity campaign behind Tony Blair’s new memoir was thrown into chaos today after the former Prime Minister was forced to cancel a high-profile signing session because of planned protests.
Tony Blair has cancelled his book-signing at Waterstone’s bookshop. He knows he cannot appear in public without being confronted by protests over his war crimes and by attempts to make a citizen’s arrest. He is running scared but he cannot hide.
Stop the War has called a protest at Tate Modern gallery at 5.30pm on Wednesday September when Blair is hosting a supposedly secret launch party for his book, which will no doubt also be attended by Alistair Campbell, Jack Straw, Peter Mandelson and other war criminals.
“You’ve got to put in prison those who deserve to be there” Tony Blair, 6 September 2010
Mr Blair said he was concerned about the potential ‘hassle and cost’ to the police of pressing ahead with Wednesday’s central London event. Eggs and shoes were thrown by demonstrators at a previous signing in Dublin and anti-war groups have promised a mass protest outside the Waterstone’s store in Piccadilly.
The Stop the War Coalition is threatening a mass demonstration and Mr Blair said he was worried that the British National Party could also stage a protest.
Blair is pulling out of his book signing at Waterstones on Wednesday after realising how popular he is in Dublin. However this is just a blind – the BIG BLAIR BOOK LAUNCH PARTY is still on on Wednesday evening at Tate Modern – everyone’s invited
Following this revelation that the Blair Book party was set for Tate Modern on Wednesday night Ian Bone contacted Andrew Burgin of the STWC about the disgusting sight of Blair and cronies like Mandelson swigging fine champagne as millions have died. Here’s the exchange Andrew has had with Tate Modern. STWC are calling for protests at Tate Modern from 5.30pm and will be walking the galleries beforehand in Blair masks:
Thanks for that Helen,
I see your guidelines say ‘our ability to maintain a strong relationship of trust with our public is critical..’ Yet you see no problem in hosting an event for a man who has been responsible for the deaths of 100,000′s of innocent people. A man who has broken his relationship of trust with the people of this country by lying and taking Britain into an illegal war in Iraq. The fact that you seek to disassociate the Tate from this event by the sleight of hand you use in your letter is dishonorable.
We will hold a protest at the Tate on Wednesday.
Andrew Burgin: The Stop the War Coalition
Helen Beeckmans wrote:
Further to your call earlier today I can confirm that Tate is not staging a launch for Tony Blair’s new book. Tate’s galleries are available for hire by companies. These events are private and details are confidential.
Please find below the link to our ethic’s policy as requested.
Protest when Blair hosts book launch party Wednesday 8 September 5.30pm Tate Modern Gallery, Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 9TG Tube: Mansion House