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30th April 2010
Just caught this on the rolling election coverage.
Tony Blair was at a doctor’s surgery in Harrow this morning, having his blood pressure taken. It seems it was quite low (was that upper level 137?) according to the Sky News glimpse. Good. They need someone at the top of Labour in good health and good spirits.
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This Harrow Health Centre appointment was set up some time ago, so I’m sure it wasn’t an intentional dig at the fact that some other Labour personality’s BP is probably sky-high. I wondered if Gordon was next in the queue, given his widely agreed third place after last night’s performance?
Just heard Brown on Sky TV Live here saying that Tessa Jowell “won the 2010 Olympics”!!! Much as I admire the lady, er, NO, Mr Brown. It was Tony that won it! You must remember that! When we had a PM who used to WIN things.
Also heard Cameron trying to tell a joke at a school in Derby, something to the effect – “.. nice to see him back. At least Tony Blair will be one of the few people able to afford Brown’s Britain”.
But I’m afraid the joke had a silent response. Perhaps because the youngsters there don’t necessarily conclude that having the capacity for money-making is a bad thing. Or perhaps because they thought – “hang on Mr C. You’ve got a few bob too, haven’t you?”
When you do a little Blair watching, like me – OK I need to get a life, I know – you come across some stuff on the internet.
For instance, the picture below from Brad Warthen’s site, written on the day Mr Blair left us to our own and Gordon’s devices.
When exactly this picture was taken I do not know. It looks like 2006/2007. But I thought the halfwits on here might like to ponder on what exactly he was contemplating at the time, given what’s on his desk. Fortunately he is made of sterner stuff, as I am sure his blood pressure this morning will have shown.
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