The Mandy tome has arrived via courier. It offers some good texture to add to our impression of past events, although it is not always entirely believable; he didn’t “pour poison” in George Osborne’s ear about Gordon Brown’s shortcomings, he didn’t call News International executives the C-word (only “chumps”), there was no Granita pact etc. Really?
His thoughts on meeting Andy Coulson, Tory head of communications: “I found Coulson to be the sort of person I expected of a former News of the World editor – rather sure of himself, and used to getting his own way.”
Pot, meet kettle, kettle meet pot.