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'Dangerous Hero' doesn't add up to a hill of beans: UK's rulers have a fit of the vapors over Corbyn

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11.02.2019

The book is written by the feared biographer Tom Bower, defenestrator of everyone who is anyone from the publisher Robert Maxwell, through Richard Branson and Tony Blair, all the way to Prince Charles.

Trust me, the last words you want to hear are that Bower is writing a book about you. I had to deliver those words to Jeremy Corbyn about a year ago when Bower asked to see me about the book (I had been a "source" for Bower often in the past particularly on Maxwell and Blair).

Corbyn's people authorized me to meet with him, which I did for several hours in the café of the Electric Cinema in fashionable Notting Hill.

I was an obvious choice for the author and not just because I know Bower well enough. I have known Jeremy Corbyn for nearly 40 years and sat, literally, next to him on the House of Commons green benches for nearly 30.

At a rough estimate, I must have shared a thousand platforms with him. I know everything about him, good, bad and indifferent. I would not have met him without Corbyn's permission. His people no doubt thought that in a hostile biography it's better that somebody who loves you tries to shape the narrative or at least mitigate the damage.

I didn't tell Bower the whole truth about Jeremy Corbyn, but everything I did tell him was the truth, so help me God.

Bower is an interesting man, the kind of Jewish intellectual to whom I'm drawn and have known many, particularly James Klugmann, the official historian of the British Communist Party and Cambridge intellectual peer of the likes of........

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