≈ “‘You’re staying in there till you agree”
August 5th, 2008 | Geschreven in ≈ Terzijdes
The Blair Years, excerpten uit het dagboek van Alistair Campbell — jarenlang de perswoordvoerder van Tony Blair — zijn een ware goudmijn.
Monday, March 27 1995
TB [Tony Blair] told the hilarious story of when he and GB [Gordon Brown] met in Nick’s house for one of the big discussions post John Smith’s death. Nick left them to it and they went round and round in circles. TB was clear he should stand because he felt that was the best chance for the party, but GB was not convinced.
At one point, GB went to the toilet. Minutes passed and TB was sitting twiddling his thumbs and even wondered if GB had done a runner. Eventually the phone went. TB left it, so then the answering machine kicked in and GB’s disembodied voice came on: ‘Tony. It’s Gordon. I’m locked in the toilet.’ They both ended up laughing about it. TB went upstairs and said ‘You’re staying in there till you agree.’