I see that Tony Blair is to advise Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on economic reform. El-Sisi has incarcerated 20,000 protestors, a bunch of journalists and murdered 2,500 opponents. Is there anyone who Mr Blair would not advise? Does the man not have even the slenderest shred of shame? Incredible. Incidentally, some unnamed former colleague of Blair’s attacked him for his latest appointment, saying that it would do ‘terrible damage to new Labour’s legacy.’ Bandage up those ribs right now.
Tone makes an appearance in my column for the mag this week, which is largely about the exciting and vibrant leader of the Islamic Caliphate, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Abu is what we have now, in Iraq, as a consequence of Blair’s criminal and deeply deluded decision to invade the country.