Tony Blair talks Jeremy Corbyn, George Bush’s humility and the failed standup career

Tony Blair, November 2012 by Chatham House

The shadow of Tony Blair is longer than that of any living British politician, the two-and-a-half term Labour prime minister now one of the most reviled and admired characters in Westminster and beyond.

But with much debate about him linked to his disputed status as a “war criminal”, it is fascinating to hear a different side of him in this interview with the comedian Matt Forde, a former Labour aide.

Among the things revealed is Blair’s little known foray into standup comedy, his views on the New World Order and his amusing impression of Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

He also lays out his thoughts on Labour’s prospects under Jeremy Corbyn, what a local council and an international summit have in common, and his current relationship with Gordon Brown.

It’s a good hour and a half, but worth listening to in full.

Image Credit – Tony Blair, November 2012 by Chatham House

Jimmy Nicholls

Jimmy Nicholls

Writer on Westminster, free speech, religion and so forth. Contact jimmy.nicholls@rightdishonourable.com

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