Described as a 'Free Spirit' by Nigel Farage, a 'Successful Activist' by Roger Helmer,
'Nothing To Do With The Conservative Party' by Michael Portillo and and a 'Bloody Fool' by Owen Paterson (for backing UKIP in 2001) Tapestry writes with conviction on topics that stir him.
For UK Politics, now go to www.the-tap.blogspot.com, where I am writing for the www.umbrellog.com, umbrella blog of europolemicists on www.eureferendum.blogspot.com
Alastair Campbell's Diaries are a monstrous size, and expensive at UKL 25.00
However they reveal a lot.
One noticeable element is the way Derry Irvine is so influential, especially on matters concerning the Blair household. Derry, for example strongly defended the choice of schools, the Oratory, despite Campbell's attempt to persuade the Blair's to avoid the political citicism this choice would entail.
You could be forgiven for imagining that Derry Irvine was like the real father of one or two of the children, the relationship seems so close.
Whatever the situation, I wish them all well. The Blair household was never going to be a boring conventional one. Who can doubt the love they all hold for each other? Cherie's held it all together and made it work.