Wednesday 21 March 2018

Nicholas Leonard: It's going to be a long, hot summer for Britain's politicians

Tony Blair has chosen a good moment to get back into British politics. His 10 years in Downing Street are now starting to look like something of a golden age of prosperity and stability.

In the hope of gaining from Mr Blair's election-winning skills, the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, teamed up with him at the Emirates Stadium in London last week to capitalise on the current interest in sport and the Olympics.

It's a risky move by Mr Miliband because Mr Blair has been a hate figure for many on the left ever since his controversial decision to back George Bush and the neocons when they invaded Iraq. There is even a website,, whose promoters are collecting donations to pay a bounty to people who try to carry out a citizen's arrest of Mr Blair.

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