Now unshackled for the first time from the decade of abuse he endured in his fairy tale marriage to Gordon Brown, Tony Blair has revealed the real truth behind the closed doors at Number 10 (and 11), Downing Street exclusively to the readers of 'Take a Break'.
"It was lovely at first. We shared an office together and our relationship grew. It was when he took me for a romantic candlelit meal at my favourite restaurant, Granita, that he first proposed.
He wanted me to be his Prime Minister. " said Blair. "Of course in the beginning it was all hearts and flowers. He would endorse my Private Member's Bills and I would help him with his mass debates in the House. But it all changed when I finally walked down that aisle and took my place at his side. He promised the World but I only got Iraq and Afghanistan. Time and again he would get home late from work and accuse me of flirting with the Euro. He would demand that his fiscal policies were on the table when he got home from the Treasury. Just because he had the (Ed) Balls and I had a Mandleson, didn't mean he had the right to treat me like a skivvy. I felt so abused and humiliated. I used to cry myself to sleep. In the end I had to turn to Peter. He was always there for me..."