I Suppose You Think This Is Funny, PM Tells Duncan Smith
McSmith, Andy, The Independent (London, England)
One of many appointments in Tony Blair's crowded diary yesterday was a meeting with the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith, and others, who had compiled a report on anti-Semitism in Britain.
Mr Duncan Smith was driven from office three years ago when his own party turned on him.
"I suppose you're laughing about this?" the Prime Minister remarked, in a reference to his own predicament. But Mr Duncan Smith replied: "There are some things I don't laugh about."
Mr Blair has not had many reasons to split his sides this week. In his own understated words: "The last week hasn't been our finest hour, to be frank."
At 12.52pm, Mr Blair left …
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