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(no – not satire)

This is interesting.

Back in 2000, Lord McAlpine wrote a book about how to manipulate people in politics.

It was called ‘The New Machiavelli: The Art of Politics in Business – a guide on how to succeed in modern politics

The most interesting part is Lord McAlpine’s advice on dealing with the media.

Here’s a direct quote from him on that:

Spread false defeat to gain public sympathy; or false accusation and then arrange for it to be exposed as such – so the accuser will forever be treated with suspicion.

I’m not suggesting that Lord McAlpine has been taking his own advice on how to deal with the media – not least because that might end up with me receiving a court writ from his lawyers.

And that’s precisely the point – to shut up all talk about child abuse by top politicians. Isn’t it?


Related articles by Tom Pride:

Justice? McAlpine gets hundreds of thousands in compensation while child victims get next to nothing

I hope Lord McAlpine isn’t going to sue me for saying this?

Are McAlpine’s lawyers breaking the solicitors’ code of practice?

Why are UK police helping McAlpine sue twitter users when he’s a tax exile in Italy?

It was the police – not the BBC – who wrongly named Lord McAlpine in abuse allegations

How did Cyril Smith get away with paedophilia? By threatening tweeters and bloggers with libel!

Child abuse scandal can of worms – just who is Daily Mail reporter David Rose?

High level child abuse cover-up? Why has Theresa May barred a US journalist from the UK?


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