The Blair Memoirs

Most politicians, even Churchill and Thatcher, retain a self-knowledge about their ruthlessness ambition but there were no limits to Tony Blair’s moral conceit. He had a shining faith in his own virtue and a belief that his actions were not merely convenient, serviceable, and skillful politics, but also the will of God. Yet he flinched from every hard choice such reforming health and education, curbing immigration, or breaking the tragic and insanely costly dependency culture. Too late we realized his government only created an illusion of progress and his reputation plummeted as the cost of his mad-cap military adventures became clear. This is why he is giving the profits from his memoirs to the British Legion and why the families of our dead and maimed soldiers are responding with such cold cynicism.

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