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Tony Blair: the complete politician

His comeback will take the form of a new centre ground campaign. It is most welcome

By John McTernan  

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We need to talk about Tony. That’s not an imperative statement, just one of fact. Whenever Tony Blair re-enters the debate there is a breathless cycle of reporting, commentary, phone-ins and finally meta-commentary.

The latest example concerns his announcement that he will restructure his various organisations and enterprises. Put simply, Blair is moving his charitable organisations under one roof and gifting them the accumulated profit—many millions—of his commercial organisation, Tony Blair Associates. In addition, he is developing a…

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