Blair cancels book signing

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair cancelled a book signing at Waterstone’s in Piccadilly planned for today to prevent causing the public and the police “a lot of hassle”. Eggs and shoes were thrown at Blair at a similar event in Dublin at the weekend by anti-Iraq and Afghanistan war protesters. Blair added: "I know the Metropolitan Police would, as ever, have done a superb job in managing any disruption but I do not wish to impose an extra strain on police resources, simply for a book signing.”