There are plenty of reasons why The Armchair hates many political memoirs. They often attract the hype and positive publicity they don’t deserve.
The current focus of attention has been on Cherie Blair, the wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who plans to write about her own experiences of being at Downing Street. No doubt there will be some commentators who will attempt to verbally trip her up at the first opportunity. Do we really need another memoir, which would inevitably be filled with information that most people had known about already? In fact, the real meaty stuff in any memoir would never be revealed to the public domain because of the writer’s constant fear of being sued for libel.
Perhaps the only way to deal with this nonsense is to either dismiss it with a pinch of salt- or maybe shove it down the toilet!