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28 June 2010

4:21 PM

28 June 2010

4:21 PM

This week’s New Yorker has a little piece about Cherie Blair’s efforts to get an International Widows’ day
recognised. Most of it is about Blair doing the diplomatic rounds, she compares the process to the one for trying to win the Olympics for London. But there is an interesting anecdote about what
happened when the Blairs were both looking for chambers to join:

“When Tony and I were looking for jobs, they said they had a boy and a girl and they couldn’t possibly take another girl, so I went to another chambers, and Tony was taken
on.”

It is easy sometimes to forget just how much things have changed in the past thirty odd years.

As for been told that Tony Blair forgot his underwear on his wedding day, that might count as too much information.


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