UK 6 September 2010 Blair statement cancelling London book signing Sorry to those -- "as ever the majority" -- who wanted to meet former PM Print HTML Here is Tony Blair's statement on canceling his book signing in Picaddilly this week: I very much enjoyed meeting my readers in Dublin and was looking forward to doing the same in London. However, I have decided not to go ahead with the signing as I don't want the public to be inconvenienced by the inevitable hassle caused by protestors. I know the Metropolitan police would, as ever, have done a superb job in managing any disruption but I do not wish to impose an extra strain on police resources, simply for a book signing. I'm really sorry for those - as ever the majority - who would have come to have their books signed by me in person. I hope they understand. › Police-Murdoch relationship is the real issue here James Macintyre is political correspondent for the New Statesman. From only £1 a week Subscribe More Related articles John McDonnell interview: “We’re going to destroy Osborne’s credibility” 14 Labour MPs defy Jeremy Corbyn and vote for Trident In Peep Show, two men in their forties sharing a flat is comedy - what does that make me?