"Hang on, I didn't exactly say that," former Prime Minister Tony Blair told a packed room of international journalists. Including us. "I didn't say I was going to return from the political wilderness to lead my people to the promised land. Unlike some people. Who I shan't name. I just said that the world was in a pretty sorry state and that somebody really needed to take control before it all goes really, really seriously wrong."
Blair, the former PM who used to have a successful career through being a resident of a certain address, a bit like, but not quite the Big Brother house, and who made his name by having a cheeky grin and a winning way, informed the mass ranks of the world's press that he was growing increasingly dissatisfied with life as an envoy for the middle east.
"It's a no win situation," he told us. "I'd be better off trying to restore the feelgood factor to the the UK. Because, quite frankly we lack coherent leadership so at least there's something I may be able to achieve here, whereas out in the middle east, there's no winning over opposing factions with a handshake, an expensive suit and a kind of gawky demeanour. But they won't have it. They don't want to know."
BNP Leader, Dick Griffin, who rather fancied Blair's one time leadership job, was allegedly being turned into an ommelette in Westminster Square by anti nazi protesters.
Who pelted him with eggs.
More as we get it.