Blair is much more assured after lunch than he was immediately before, and gave one of those of those “Trust me, I’m Tony” spiels about the armed forces’ readiness. He added earnestly, “I never refused a request for money to pay for arms and equipment during my time as Prime Minister,” an utterance that was accompanied with a stifled chuckle and a twinkle of the eye. The Baroness didn’t take the bait. What a disappointment. More on planning to come, I wonder if Prashar will ask a pertinent question about Basra? Not so far.