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Did Tony Blair Plagiarise Stewart Lee?

Posted in Uncategorized by tneenan on 09/08/2010

Tony Blair’s memoirs were recently published to a wave of press attention and controversy, a great deal of this criticism has come from Stewart Lee, who believes the ex-premiere copied his idea of annotating his stand up routines. But are the two publications actually that similar? Take a look at this extract from “A Journey”  and make your own mind up…

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  1. Mike said, on 09/09/2010 at 4:36 pm

    This is quite a good parody

  2. Luis Adriano said, on 09/18/2015 at 10:12 am

    Just read this in the appendix of Lee’s book and have to say it’s one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time. Thanks for making my Friday morning.

    Rather outraged that there is no invasion of appreciative comments below. In fact, possibly the second funniest thing I’ve read in a long time is ‘Mike”s rather under-stated, “this is quite a good parody”!

    There were other funny parts in ‘How I Escaped…’ but your piece was the cherry on top of an overall interesting cake. Afraid I haven’t read the Blair memoirs so shouldn’t really comment if there is much humour in them.

    Thanks again. Apologies for being over five years late to the party.


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