Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good portrayal

Rory Bremner has made a mini-industry out of portraying Tony Blair as a bumbling fool in thrall to his Machiavellian adviser Alastair Campbell.

20th January, 2007

Rory Bremner has made a mini-industry out of portraying Tony Blair as a bumbling fool in thrall to his Machiavellian adviser Alastair Campbell.

The popular image of George W Bush propagated by Doonesbury is a bumbling fool in thrall to his Machiavellian adviser Karl Rove.

Old hands around the Backroom wonder just how real are these images. Did Blair’s stewardship of Britain change noticeably when Campbell departed from Downing Street? And how much has Bush’s...

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