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Sunday 24th June

Tony Blair and the Dalai Lama on the Andrew Marr show this morning.  What a combination!

 

His Holiness (I mean the Dalai Lama in case you're confused) smiled beatifically and our former Prime Minister also smiled - also beatifically.  The Dalai Lama talked about greed and its effects on the world we live in; Tony Blair talked about Iraq and said history would be his judge.  The Dalai Lama reckoned he had been able to have more influence on Tibet from outside that country; Tony Blair was keen to tell us just how much he had been doing, away from our shores, as Ambassdador for Peace in the Middle East.

 

I do agree that history, as always, will be the judge, and not only of Mr Blair's years in power.  But the terrible effects of the wars we have been waging are on-going, here and now.  Eight brave, former British servicemen, with only seven limbs between them, have been taking part in the 3000 mile Race Across America on specially adapted bikes.  Team Battle Back, as they call themselves, are raising money for Help for Heroes, which has fast become one of the nation's favourite charities.  How humbling and how inspirational to read of their journey. 

 

Finally for today: it's official.  This is the wettest and least sunny June since records began more than 230 years ago.  Ah well, it's Wimbledon next week - things can only get worse......

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