Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Tactical Briefing

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Tactical Briefing

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From: The Unit

To: GB

Subject: Levy

* So, pretty good week. Can't really imagine that things can in any way whatsoever get any worse, ever. So that feels good. Think it best if you stay off the media as you are so wisely choosing to. At least until you can control the rages, and deal with that low moan that you are now almost constantly emitting. It is somewhat endearing, but also somewhat terrifying and unnerving. I'd say that's our one big presentational message to you this week, big fella: "Stop the low moan of the wounded grizzly!"

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* So, the Blair stuff from Levy is obviously the big story. Think we need to have a little think about the line that you are a liar who has no chance of winning the next election. This clearly has a bad ring to it. Not really sure which bit is worse. Being a liar is obviously terrible; but similarly having TB say we can't win is also incredibly damaging.

Might it be worth us trying to work out which bit is worse? Might take us a while to calculate, but it would be interesting to know, and in some ways we feel like the less we do right now the better, as all endeavours by any part of this administration seem preordained by some higher power to end in total disaster right now.

Shall we put a couple of guys on it to number-crunch and focus-group it?

* On Blair and Levy. Think Damian should push the Carole Caplin massage angle very, very, very hard. …

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