Thursday 23 November 2017

Lise Hand: Blair at the centre of some Ugly Rumours

Paul McGuinness was among the history buffs and former politicians in the RHA gallery for the launch of Alastair Campbell's latest book, 'The Irish Diaries'.

The author and the U2 manager are long-time buddies – this volume of the diaries was edited by Paul's wife, Kathy Gilfillan, and Alastair was staying with the couple here.

"Alastair always came to the (British rock magazine) Q Awards in London, for when Tony (Blair) was in Oxford he was in a band with Mark Ellen, who was the founding editor of the magazine," said Paul. The band was Ugly Rumours – now that's a name to gladden the heart of any merciless spin doctor ...

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