TONY Blair is up for a return as prime minister.
And why not? He still has work to do. There are still Middle Eastern countries to be invaded. Weapons of mass destruction not to be found. Small pockets of socialist resistance within the Labour Party to be eradicated.
Let's face it, UK Government has gone to pigs and whistles since Tony gave up his Oscar-winning role as best actor in a role as prime minister. Gordon Brown was a disaster. David Cameron is a pretend Tony Blair without the brains, charisma, or even work ethic.
Blair says he would be better second time round: "I have learned an immense amount in the past five years. One of my regrets is that what I have learned would have been so useful to me [as prime minister]." Second time around, Blair might even take charge of Government. Last time he more or less left all the big stuff to Brown and seemed not to have the cojones to deal with his truculent chancellor of the exchequer.
Those of a cynical disposition might think that Blair kept himself busy during his tenure building his role as a world statesman. And ingratiating himself with American contacts, Rupert Murdoch, and anyone else who would be useful in the creation of Blair's post-PM empire.
The question is, under which banner would Blair come back as leader of the nation? Perhaps as a coalition of Tony and Blair in a government of national unity.
His company, Tony Blair Associates, already advises countries such as Kazakhstan and Kuwait. Maybe they should take over running the United Kingdom under some consultancy arrangement. Throw in a bit of PFI to sweeten the deal.
Could Tony pull it off? Probably, if not too many people mention the wars.
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