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Statement from Tony Blair on Wednesday's book signing

Statement from Tony Blair on Wednesday’s book signing

Tony Blair today decided to cancel Wednesday’s planned signing at Waterstone’s Piccadilly to avoid the inconvenience to the public it would have caused in Central London.

Mr Blair will sign books for Waterstone’s  so that copies will be available from the Piccadilly store from 9am on Thursday, 9th September.

Tony Blair said: “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.”