Nicholas Leonard: Blair looks for job as Cameron pushes youth to work
On Wednesday it will be five years since Tony Blair went to see the queen at Buckingham Palace and told her that he was resigning as prime minister to make way for Gordon Brown.
Now, after spending much of his time since then trying to solve the conflicts in the Middle East and promote the constructive role of religions in the world, Mr Blair is looking for a new job. "I'm a public service person," he said yesterday. "I'd have been happy carrying on as prime minister. I'd have been happy taking the job as president of the European Union."
Unlike some eurosceptics at Westminster, Mr Blair thinks that the political integration of Europe is inevitable because of the rapid growth in the massive economies of China, India and Indonesia.