Today Blair was today frantically scrabbling around trying to get back in favour as it dawned on him that he has probably pissed on his chips when it comes to the whole "Lord Blair" thing.
Sources close to Blair have indicated he does now realise that he is an ex Prime Minister, and really just a grubby businessman and slightly second rate lawyer, like many others. He is still, unfortunately for him, dependent rather on good will of the inbred fruit loop who is still the Prince of Wales, and still going to be King, if he is to have his vanity salved by being made a Baron like Thatcher was.
You know, the bloke for who he has just been publicly fingered as having a right old go at. By one of his own friends.
The company that man keeps! "By your friends you shall know him." I guess.
Both political and royal correspondents are today trying hard not to laugh up their sleeves as Blair writes a nauseating and unconvincing letter of praise to the Guardian and attempts to worm his way up the arsehole of a man he clearly can't stand but is the gateway to what he wants.
Long term Blair observers point out that he was so lost in his own self importance by that point in his career that he likely only disregarded Charles by accident, as he also appeared to be think he was too important to be bound by far more important things at the time, such as the British constitution, the international rule of law and the wishes of the people he was elected to serve.
Perhaps it's a shame that he can't donate some money to himself and in some way arrange what he wants, but then that didn't go that well last time for him either.
They point out that the only man who, in political terms, he sucked off without question in that period was George W Bush, and thus perhaps "Dubya" can buy his old shill his own fucking Dude Ranch or something to make up for his recent disappointment.