Satan has admitted that the often hinted at leadership deal with Tony Blair did actually take place. Speaking to an audience of sinners, the Prince of Darkness said "Tony had ruled the underworld for long enough. I reminded him that we had an agreement. When Tony came to power he promised me his soul. The little bastard never told me that he didn't have one. He also promised to step aside and let me take over. We signed the deal in blood. Well, actually it was ketchup from one of Prescott's dinners but the effect was the same."
Blair has often denied that such a deal took place. Satan simply smiles and says that Blair is "an even better liar than me". Such a deal highlights the democratic deficit in UK politics. Worse, it explains how the little daemon Darling manages to remain as Chancellor.
God was asked if he was planning to enter UK politics at the next election. "I don't think I have the time. I can't be everywhere. Anyway, with Esther Rantzen already involved there is not enough room for another deity."