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Logical for Tony Blair to give book money away

If Tony Blair had written his memoirs to raise money for the British Legion it might have been motivated by a conscience, but it is far more likely that he has written his memoirs to convince everyone that he made the best decisions that he could, and in the same circumstances he would make the same decisions again.

To achieve that objective he would want his memoirs to be widely read; if they are widely read, they will make a lot of money and that will be misconstrued, so it was logical to give it away, and the choice of charity was logical to show he felt deeply about the consequences of his decisions. No reason to suppose anything but a clean conscience.

Jon Hawksley, London EC1

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