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Blair’s Calvary

There has always been something of a Jesus complex about Tony Blair

15 March 2003

12:00 AM

15 March 2003

12:00 AM

There has always been something of a Jesus complex about Tony Blair. It suits him, temperamentally, to evangelise, to parade the passion of his belief, and to accept the devotion of his followers. It would now appear that he is approaching his political Calvary. As the hymn says, ‘Sometimes they strew his way, and his sweet praises sing, resounding all the day hosannas to their king… Then


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