[crawling out from under the rock]
Opinion and fact should be clearly divisible. The truth is a large part of the media today not merely elides the two but does so now as a matter of course. In other words, this is not exceptional. It is routine.
—Outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair, taken from the full speech published by the Indy.
A bit rich coming from the man who convinced Parliament to go to war in Iraq based on no evidence whatsoever of weapons of mass destruction1. I am particularly impressed by the way he has a good whinge about the Hutton inquiry then quickly moves on. And singling the Indy out for criticism? Hmph, I think they’d rather like that. As the leading viewspaper in the UK, it must be nice to know that their words have hit the mark. Own goal, Mr PM. You have indeed said what needed to be said, but perhaps you should now sit down and read it through, paying particular attention to how it also applies to you and your time in government.
1 An over-simplification, but you know the back story. Preach. Choir.