Is Tony Blair Light In The Loafers?
Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the Two Fat Ladies cooking duo, has long claimed that Tony Blair was known as "Miranda" when they were both young barristers. Clarissa — who's been fond of a drop in her time — can't remember why.
But that wasn't the only time Blair's friends have been struck by his feminine side. A Fettes college old boy now recalls, somewhat belatedly you might think, that the former prime minister was known there as "Emily". "I remember him as a rather obsequious junior," sniffs Cameron Lees in The Spectator.
It can't be long now before we discover that Blair was known as Marjorie at his primary school, or whatever. But why? Can anybody help with this baffling mystery?
(Sorry, had a great photo which was the purpose of this whole post, but can't upload it to blogger. "Unrecognized format.")