James Purnell – a man who likes to control his image

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James Purnell MP - tipped as a future leader of the Labour Party by some - is a man who likes to control his image.

Remember this is the man who had himself airbrushed into a photo:

So I was amused to get an email from his office this morning:

Dear Sir,

It was recently drawn to my attention that you are using a copyrighted image of James Purnell MP without permission. This violates copyright law. Please remove this image from your blog.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Hamilton-Shaw

Office of James Purnell MP

It's true: I had. It was here. It's gone. I can't be bothered to fight.

But if you want a definition of pomposity, is this it?