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.