This satirical music video is called Bush Blair Endless Love.
In the paper edition of Dutch daily Leidsch Dagblad of 15 November 2007, there is an interview with British thriller novelist Robert Harris about his new book The Ghost; headlined ‘Ik benut de vrijheid om satire te maken’.
Harris is an ex-personal friend of Tony Blair.
About the situation now, after almost ten years of Blair, he says in the interview (translated from Dutch):
We live in an Orwellian society and have gone to the level of considering torturing people accepted civilized behaviour. I grew up with the belief that the West stood for certain rules, laws, and civilized behaviour. However, during the latest five, six years, the people have been lied to. I would never have thought that my own government would sink to that level. Of course we must fight terrorism. However, with the ways used now, our leaders instill fear into us. We are brainwashed, and are starting to consider it to be normal that we have to get our shoes off at a control gate at an airport.
Tony Blair is a tragic narcissist with a messiah complex, says Robert Harris. Bestselling novelist and former friend criticises ex-PM for turning his back on British politics to ‘hang out with rich people’: here.
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