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Blair's daughter Kathryn in suicide bid

Tony Gosling | 15.06.2004 17:25

Last month it appears Tony Blair's daughter Kathryn tried to commit suicide. According to my sources the combination of pressure over father Tony's warmongering at school, parental neglect and general exam stress were behind the bid.
Various commentators have noted a shift in press reporting of Blair's chances of remaining as party leader since the news blackout on this story.

Katherine Blair with her war crime suspect dad and relatively crime free mum
Katherine Blair with her war crime suspect dad and relatively crime free mum

Tony Blair's daughter in suicide bid

On or around Thursday 13th May 2004 Tony Blair's 16 year old daughter Kathryn attempted to commit suicide. She is in the middle of exams, believed to be GCSE's, and took an overdose of unknown pills. She was rushed to hospital and a news blackout was requested by the PM's office and adhered to by the British Press.

Katherine is believed to be studying at the Sacred Heart school in Hammersmith, West London, a Roman Catholic state secondary school. News about the suicide attempt was confirmed by Alan Johnson, Labour MP for West Hull and Hessle.

So, was this a sudden pang of concience from the British tabloids over sensitive reporting of the PM's family? Or the establishment press (yes even the tabloids are owned by the establishment) kow-towing to protect the flagging public image of the most disasterous Prime Minister this country has ever seen just before local/European elections?

In a democracy, the public have a right to know about the family failings of anyone in public office - it enables them to judge whether to vote for that individual or not. When that failing family is the Prime Ministers the press have a duty to inform the public - not to protect politicians' images from public scrutiny.

More details and guidelines on suicide reporting here

If you're thinking of posting a comment please refrain from the 'I don't care' type. This is a serious issue of censorship and how a young woman's cry for help has been ignored to protect her war crimes suspect dad. [Tony G]

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Display the following 58 comments

  1. Public interest? — Thora
  2. Hello! — Moon
  3. Evidence of a messed up family — PestoSauce
  4. Difficult... but should it really be here? — ekes
  5. no fences round the truth please — Accommodation in Croatia
  6. Wrong date? Or 2nd attempt? — sas
  7. mental health — sceptic
  8. Prurient Interest — seedot
  9. hmm — .
  10. probably — Captain Wardrobe
  11. Well out of order — Miss Point
  12. hidden — GarçonDuMonde
  13. it just might be important — ingozi
  14. You idiots — alibi
  15. Important fact on suicide — Hannah Firth
  16. Nonsense — alibi
  17. Yes yes, — Ingozi
  18. Reasons are Important — Adam
  19. Usefulness of Indy Media — SC
  20. It's not so straightforward... — mikh
  21. andy gilchrist... — alibi
  22. Look at the way Tony holds his daughter's hand — BBC emergency transmitter control - Wood Norton
  23. Look at the way Tony holds Kathryn's hand — BBC Emergency transmitter control centre - Evesham
  24. Protect the Blair brand whatever the cost — Tony G
  25. why this article was hidden — Tony Gosling
  26. the story has appeared today on a very famous Italian "gossip" website — david panizzi
  27. between the devil and the deep blue sea? — stanton
  28. Okay — Trev
  29. observer — nigel
  30. how unfair! — ange
  31. Thanks, this should be reported. — Greg
  32. Celebrity is as celebrity does!! — Si Nickle
  33. Masses — C.J
  34. Why Kathryn took an overdose — Tony Gosling
  35. This explains why Kathryn took an overdose — Tony Gosling
  36. Please don't devalue Indymedia — Kevin
  37. poor little lamb — billbo the gay
  38. Blair, Clinton, etc. — Gerard Mulholland
  39. Protecting the Prime Minister's family — anon
  40. No such thing as a creditable secret — Robin Scott
  41. I just LOVE ranting conspiracy websites like this! — Dave
  42. Immaturity and lack of thought — Grumpy
  43. what it's all about — Harry Yardley
  44. Blair Suicide Story — fmk
  45. None of our business — becky
  46. Blair's extended family issues — Sam Seligman
  47. Are the Blairs good Parents?I — Terence Beckham
  48. Definitely a gagging order — James
  49. Special treatment? — Mainstream media person, Bristol
  50. Protect innocent — Tony McRush
  51. Bullies cause suicide — Tony McRush
  52. Sympathy and help for victims not abuse — Tony McRush
  53. ... — ...
  54. very balanced article on this subject — TG
  55. Blair daughter censorship — Robert Henderson
  56. Blair daughter censorship — Robert Henderson
  57. Blair's daughter — A. Mikolaichek
  58. Kathryn Blair facts. — James Nye