The Prime Minister of Great Britain is having heart surgery. Hope all goes well.
Tony Blair is not one of my favorite people. True, he's on our side in the war, but in most other ways he'd count as an opponent or enemy of much I believe in.
He doesn't want any private citazen to own arms. He wants the government running everyone's life; what doctor you'll see and when, what house you can live in, what you child will be taught in the school you will send him to, etc.
The government owns your money and property, you're just allowed to keep some of it. You can't say or write things that might hurt someone's feelings, especially if the hurt feelings belong to some minority group member. And you simply must get the UN and European Union to agree to everything.
I do give him credit for being smart enough to see that we have to fight the Islamist nutcases and defeat them now, or it'll be very much worse in the future, and tough enough to push it through his government and stick it out. But he's not our friend in all things.