Do ’45 Minutes’, Fans Tell Blair

FANS of Tony Blair are today looking forward to a selection of his greatest hits, including Saddam Hussein Was a Horrible Man and the classic show-stopper 45 Minutes.

'Saddam Hussein Was a Horrible Man' spent eight weeks at number one

Mr Blair will take to the stage in London for a one-off performance that fans hope will be a nostalgic celebration of his career-defining 2002 album The September Dossier.

Sources who have seen the playlist say he will open with the hard-driving, rock standard Iraq is So Much Better Off, before slowing things down with the quiet, soulful Halabja Massacre.

The former prime minister will then bring the crowd to their feet once more with the bouncy, bubblegum pop of We Don't Have to Take our Clothes Off (To Have a Regime Change).

Helen Archer, a Blair fan from Stevenage, said: "If September Dossier is his Sergeant Pepper then 45 Minutes has got to be his Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.

"It's a work of pure imagination and the sort of thing you would think was written in a drug-induced haze, if you didn't already know that it was an obvious and deliberate lie."

A source close to Mr Blair said: "He's taken his cue from Bruce Springsteen and gone for a six hour performance filled with crowd-pleasing favourites that everyone can sing along to, rather than ignoring the audience and doing lots of rubbish new stuff that no-one wants to hear, like Van Morrison."

The source added: "If he gets an encore then you might see something like a jazz-folk version of People's Princess or Education, Education, Education.

"And, while I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, I hear he's been rehearsing a grimey, funked-up remix of Tough on Crime Tough On the Causes of Crime with Tinchy Stryder and Missy Elliot."