Heard in Europe

Newly published transcripts of phone conversations between Tony Blair and Bill Clinton have revealed just how close the “special relationship” between the UK and US leaders was.

Failed European Council President candidate Tony calls Bill “mate”, while Bill dubs Tone “bud” in the chinwags. The calls, made from 1997 to 2000, touched on issues such as the death of Princess Diana, the Northern Ireland peace process and the threat of stateless terrorism.

But Heard in Europe’s eye was caught by this exchange, highlighted on Twitter by @MrMichaelSpicer.

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Isn’t it striking how Blair doesn’t seem entirely bowled over by the chat?

Photo courtesy of Flickr and Center for American Progress. Published under a Creative Commons licence. Thanks to Hernan Sanchez for the tip.

STOP PRESS: It has been brought to our attention that this may be a faked transcript. We thought about checking but why spoil it?

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