Blair for president

So it looks like Tony Blair’s chances of becoming EU president are sinking fast. Good! I don’t care that he is dynamic, driven, and has a strong world presence. The UK is by many metrics a worse place to live in now than it was before he became Prime Minister, and the Iraq war – as far as I’m concerned – is completely indefensible. My memory of those days is that there were plenty of very sensible people saying that attacking Iraq was not only a bad idea, but that the evidence for WMDs was weak. To argue that he was acting on strong evidence that noone realised was wrong is a fallacy. He should never be forgiven for starting the Iraq war and should never again hold any form of high office. If the EU is to succeed it not only needs a strong and dynamic president, but also one with integrity. That person is clearly not Tony Blair.

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