Spin, bluster and ex-prime ministers – is Blair turning over a new leaf

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TONY BLAIR: Pro-European passion.

THIS week I was planning to write about thermoluminescence dating. Quite brief. Provocative. And thrilling.

You’d have loved it.

But then something happened. My blood pressure started rising rapidly. Again.

After weeks of depressing news about fraught Brexit negotiations, Trump, Putin, Corbyn, hurricanes, who unexpectedly emerges from the woodwork? Yes. You guessed: Tony Blair.

As we veer into autumn, is Blair turning over a new leaf?

Thirteen years after opening doors to EU migrants, he now claims we can clamp down on immigration AND stay in the EU!

Additionally, he’s urging MPs and Tory ministers to rise up against the government and oppose Brexit, hinting at plans for a new political party to offer a second referendum.

Perhaps Blair’s most charming quality is his unquestioning trust in the promises made by his friends in Brussels.

He once brought back a promise of Common Agricultural Policy reform in exchange for Britain returning much of Thatcher’s hard-won rebate.

Brussels still pockets Mr Blair’s gift but never amended the CAP. Now he’s visited his old mate Jean-Claude Juncker and claims the EU will ‘meet’ British concerns about immigration if Britain rejects Brexit.

It really wouldn’t be surprising if Juncker’s promised him a place at the top table of the gravy train for his efforts at causing Brexit unrest.

He and Juncker: both ‘has-beens’ who won’t accept their time is over. So Toxic Tony hasn’t given up on being European President! And why not?

Didn’t he do a cracking job as Middle East peace envoy, sending millions fleeing whilst the countries one after another descended into chaos.

His self-interest and arrogance are beyond belief. How Blair evidently misses his time at the very top of government as PM!

Which reminds me. Jim, a friend’s father suffering from Alzheimer’s, needed an assessment some years back to see if he could get into a care home.

“What’s the name of the prime minister?” the GP asked. “Blair,” Jim replied, which got a firm tick… until Jim added: “Lionel.”

Nora Johnson’s psychological crime thrillers ‘The Girl in the Red Dress,’ ‘No Way Back,’ ‘Landscape of Lies,’ ‘Retribution,’ ‘Soul Stealer,’ ‘The De Clerambault Code’ (www.norajohnson.net) available from Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.99;£0.99) and iBookstore. All profits to Costa del Sol Cudeca cancer charity.

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