Blair in his own words

My friend Gerard alerted me to this remarkable conversation between Tony Blair and Wouter Bos, a former Dutch Cabinet minister who has now retired from politics. Two things stand out for me: the fact that a decent amount of time (nearly an hour) was allocated for the conversation; and how open and relaxed Blair is. This is, I suspect, a product of several factors: firstly, he is talking to one of his peers — another former senior politician — rather than to a journalist; secondly, the fact that the interview is not taking place in the UK, and is therefore free from the confrontational ethos of British political discourse; and thirdly the fact that Bos is a very thoughtful and insightful interrogator. Worth watching.