Our Tony is on his farewell jaunt around the world and burning up the air miles to do his bit against carbon ofsetting and has begun to lay out his personal vision of the kind of causes he’ll get behind once freed from the narrow shackles of political office.
One of the great injustices in the world is badly made tea and our Tony is keen to fight the tea destroying evil doers on our behalf.
He was prompted to comment when being interviewed in Washington on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition program when a producer commented that you just couldn’t get a good cup of tea in London any more:
“This is a serious allegation,” said Blair, who often sipped tea from a white mug at news conferences at his Downing Street residence. “I fear you may be right. This is a British tradition that must not be lost. If I were running for office again I’d make it a major part of any platform.”
Blair then set out his recipe for an ideal cup of tea. “It’s got to be properly strong, it’s got to have the right color,” he said. “The trouble is, not many people do it like that. That’s why I drink coffee when I’m in mainland Europe, because they just can’t make a cup of tea.”
Let the battle commence.