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22nd February 2012
For those on twitter who have a juvenile propensity to post unflatteringly pictures of Cherie Blair, I thought I’d show this one. It was taken recently at a Tony Blair Faith Foundation event in London.
I don’t know about you, but I think she looks great.
Her husband Tony – you must remember him? – was there too at his Faith Organisation’s annual event for young faith-inspired film makers. A poke in the eye for other rumour-mongers on social networks who love to have fun on other daydreams.
Unfortunately, I don’t have to hand a picture of them together. But they were clearly singing from the same hymn sheet at the faithshorts film awards in central London a matter of weeks ago. Presumably at least one of them was mulling over just when to go for the throats of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and Glenn Mulcaire.
Cherie Blair’s solicitor, Graham Atkins says Cherie Blair has sued “in relation to the unlawful interception of her voicemails.”
JOURNALISTS KILLED AND INJURED IN HOMS, SYRIA
Sadly for Rupert Murdoch, this news came just as he and the rest of us heard of the killings in Homs, Syria of the highly-respected Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin and a French photographer, Remi Ochlik.
Two other western journalists were injured; a British photographer and a French journalist.
One was named as British freelance photographer Paul Conroy, who was working with Ms Colvin, and Edith Bouvier of the French newspaper, Le Figaro. Ms Bouvier was said to be in a serious condition. The dead and the injured journalists are said to have been taken to a field clinic in Baba Amr. (see BBC)
Of Marie Colvin, her employer Rupert Murdoch said she was “fearless and one of the most outstanding journalists of her generation”
Their deaths are a reminder of the power and the humanity, in all senses, of the press. We are all human beings, born to live and yes, to die.
Rupert Murdoch has not yet tweeted on either matter.
Comment samples follow from the Ban Blair-Baiting petition
1. I completely agree with everything that has been said on this website. As Prime Minister, Tony Blair worked tirelessly and selflessly in the interests of the people, and continues to do so today. He is primarily a humanitarian, and doesn’t deserve any of the vitriol that has been levelled at him. He was a great Prime Minister, is a thoroughly decent man; and should in my opinion, be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his outstanding work. – David Miliband (New Labour’s heir) for the next PM!
2. Best politician in Britain by a long way.
3. Fully support the petition. The criticism of Mr Blair has gone way beyond anything acceptable and seems to be carried out mainly by those who are looking to wash their hands of any involvement in supporting the Iraq war at the time. It is very easy to be ‘wise after the event’ and to make assumptions about how much Mr Blair knew or did not know before the war. In these people’s eyes, the former PM is guilty whatever the evidence.
4. An excellent petition this for a very undervalued PM. A PM who is not only the best in my lifetime but my parents lifetime too!