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Clare Short

Asked if Clare Short was telling the truth in today’s Independent, the PMS said that as she had told journalists last week, she wasn’t going to comment on Ms Short’s book as it wasn’t her job to get involved in any publicity drive on her behalf. Put to her that Ms Short had made a serious claim, the PMS repeated that she had no intention of commenting on her book, or any other book for that matter. Asked if that meant that she would pass comment if Ms Short made the claim in another forum, the PMS said no. Ms Short had also made her claim in a television interview last week and we had declined to comment then as well.

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  1. Is this the Independent article:
    <a href="http://news.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=574834&host=3&dir=62">http://news.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=574834&host=3&dir=62</a&gt;

    and this the comment:

    "He then went on to say, in a confidential manner, that he really did not want a third term but he wished Gordon would work more closely with him so that he could make progress on the euro and, if he did so, he would then be happy to hand over to Gordon."


    Comment by ?? — 22 Oct 2004 on 7:37 pm | Link

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