I'm in a little bit of a dilemna. On the one hand Peter Mandelson's autobiography is available on Amazon for £13.29 and I really want to read it. On the other hand, I don't want to put money into his pockets by buying the book.
So this is the moral dilemma which I am currently struggling with. The problem is, of course, Mandelson himself. On the one hand he's a terrible person and incredibly slimy. But on the other hand he's so charming that I can't help but like him. Hence my predicament in deciding whether to put money into his pockets or not.
I've already given up eating tuna and Nestle products for ethical reasons and so I think eventually my desire to read what is, by all accounts, a fascinating insight into the rise and fall of New Labour, will convince my conscience that I can read it without feeling guilty because of my ethical behaviour in other areas. That said, I'll probably have to hate myself a little bit while I read it.
Mind you, I can always write a review of it on here and thereby kid myself that I'm "only reading it for blogging purposes". What do you think? Should that be a sufficient get out clause?