A letter in today’s Telegraph resurrects that tired old middle class obsession: “With the detention of two BAE executives at US airports in relation to the Saudi arms deal investigation, can we now expect Tony Blair to be detained on his next visit to America over allegations blah, blah, blah, etc…”
Let me dash a few hopes here: Tony Blair is not going to be arrested for anything because Tony Blair has never done anything to be arrested for. This is simply an odd chattering classes wet dream encouraged by docudramas, stage plays and novels by people who should know better. If prime ministers could be imprisoned for implementing policies considered unpopular by a minority – or even a majority – of the electorate, every one of them would have spent time inside.
So get over it, mate.