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).