Tony at the Doctor’s. His blood pressure? 137 over ?? How’s Gordon’s?

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    30th April 2010

    UPDATE: Another car crash – and this time as Lord Mandelson speaks about “taking control”. Whoops! (Listen here.) Full report here.

    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.

    LONDON - APRIL 30: Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has his blood pressure taken during a visit to Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre in Harrow as he returned to the Labour campaign trail on April 30, 2010 in London. The General Election, to be held on May 6, 2010, is set to be one of the most closely fought political contests in recent times. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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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?”

    Also mentioned at John Rentoul’s. I missed the removes mic and says No bit, but if John says it, it’s true. And Julie says “she’s spotted a Prime Minister” here.

    The Telegraph has this report and there’s this from Nasdaq

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    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.

    Contemplating his departure?

    Also from Brad Warthen on Brown’s bigotgate: “Tony would never have done that, Gordon”

    MORE PICTURES OF TONY BLAIR ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL TODAY

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, center, arrives for a visit at the Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre in Harrow, north-west London, Friday April 30, 2010. Blair was making his SECOND appearance on the campaign trial, and rejected suggestions that Labour was heading for a catastrophic third place in the election, scheduled for May 6. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, left, shakes hands with Labour candidate Gareth Thomas as Blair leaves the constituency office of Thomas after a visit in Harrow, north-west London, Friday April 30, 2010. Blair rejected suggestions that Labour was heading for a catastrophic third place in the election, scheduled for May 6.(AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

    LONDON - APRIL 30: Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has his blood pressure taken by Nurse Paula Martin during a visit to Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre in Harrow, London. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    LONDON - APRIL 30: Former Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre in Harrow after a visit. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Tony Blair. Smile, Gordon. You're still prime minister.




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    4 Responses to “Tony at the Doctor’s. His blood pressure? 137 over ?? How’s Gordon’s?”

    1. Nicky Says:

      Good for him. Like the bit about Cameron’s tumbleweed moment at the school.

    2. Stan Says:

      With all this effort that Tony is putting in for the Labour Party we must have something going for us.

      Just shows you how some can rise above personal considerations for the greater good.

      • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

        What effort, Stan? He could do what he did today unconscious.

        That’s what makes it so bloody annoying! REAL leadership is still alive and fighting fit, and reminded us today. And what have we got? The Times coming out for Cameron and the Guardian for the Lib Dems.

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