There was some low level consternation this morning after the Daily Mail reported a “special relationship” between Blair and Cameron. The report seemed designed to disconcert Labour supporters – and it seemed to have the desired effect.
Except it seems that the truth isn’t exactly how the Mail presented it. Speaking to LabourList this afternoon, a Blair spokesman said:
“Let’s be clear, there is no ‘special relationship’ on either part. As we’ve said before, Tony Blair occasionally talks to the PM as he does with a number of other world leaders. This is as far as it goes. This story is overblown.”
I can’t help but wonder why this story appeared today. Could it possibly be anything to do with Blair’s evidence to the Leveson Enquiry, in which he talked of the Mail Group’s “personal vendetta” egainst him?
The timing seems convenient to say the least…