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Blair’s Tendency

Andrew: I agree with you about the contradiction in Blair’s foreign policy.

I think it arises from a rather common affliction among British Prime

Ministers — the desire to belong to something big and international. The

name “Ted Heath” mean anything? In Blair’s case, this tendency manifested

itself early on via a sort of teasing infatuation with the Roman Catholic

church (his wife is a Catholic). Now his head is swiveling between the EU

and the Anglosphere. I predict the EU will win in Tony’s heart (though he

will probably be out of office by the time it does).

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