Maybe he got the idea from that other staunch socialist and man of the people his former chief of staff Jonathan Powell
And still, people who consider themselves to be left wing will keep supporting that shower of sleazy, corrupt fucks called the Labour Party, in the belief that it somehow represents the interests of ordinary people
...and it's 'the conspiracy theorists' who are supposed to be lunatic fantasists!?
Earlier on today I left a comment on someone else's blog which, given Blair's much publicised conversion to Catholicism and reportedly profound Christian faith, seems vaguely relevant...
As I hope you realise, I have no problem with Christianity, provided people claiming to be Christians at least try to follow the teachings of the person they believe to be the Son of God
But I can’t help noticing that an awful lot of people who claim to be Christians feel a lot more comfortable quoting from the Old Testament or the apocrypha than JC’s direct teachings as recorded in gospels
I remember a chat I had with a Christian a few years ago. He was very fervent about his faith and, as it happened, very rich. I asked him how he reconciled his wealth with his faith and I quoted Jesus saying that it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God
‘Jesus said it was harder, not impossible’
Belief in a Supreme Deity is one thing, believing that She/He/It is a dumb bastard who'll fall for the same lawyers' tricks that so many mortals do is something else altogether
You really do have to be something quite, er, special to think you'll pull that one off