FORMER prime minister Tony Blair has discovered the centre ground on which he was planning to build his new institute is now a large crater.
What was once a busy, built-up area is now charred, ruined and deserted, occupied only by some confused and bedraggled Liberal Democrat MPs and an Observer columnist waving his fist angrily at the sky.
Visiting the site from which he had hoped to relaunch his political career, Blair said, “Strangely enough it reminds me of the Middle East right now.
“I can see I’m going to have my work cut out if I’m going to match the job I did as Peace Envoy.”
Mr Blair had planned several initiatives as part of his comeback, including a return game of head tennis with England manager Kevin Keegan and a meet and greet session with the up and coming rock group Oasis.
He also planned a seminar on new technology entitled “Why We Must All ‘Dial Up’ And Embrace The Internet.”