While I am on Tony Blair I have point another area where I feel he brings dishonour to this country.
"Tony Blair: A two-state solution is best for Israel"
"Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair has told Aipac that he believes a two-state solution with the Palestinians is the only way to gurantee Israel's future security."
I categorically disagree with Blair. Blair's two state solution leaves large numbers of people without a voice including Arab Israeli's who want the freedom to marry across borders and Jewish Israeli's and Palestinians who want to live a more culturally free open cross border life.
Why don't politicians try to imagine how a one state solution might work, where Jews of various traditions including secular Jews, Christians, Arab Israeli's, Palestinian Muslims, Palestinian Christians, the Bedouin and so on live together in peace; and where all peoples are democratically represented in a way that promotes trust and dialogue and reduces discrimination and conflict arising as a result. In particular Women of all ethnic origins and faith backgrounds do not have anywhere near the voice their numbers demand.
In my view you can't impose solutions from above which deny large numbers of people a voice and expect them to work.
When I ask if British Charities (like OneVoice) provide places where young peoples both male and female of all backgrounds and creeds can go along to safely discuss and imagine their futures I am told they haven't ever done this because of security problems and there is no need because the two state solution they want to impose will solve everything.
All I can say when I visited Northern Ireland in my early twenties (in the late 1980's and I saw how valuble it was for young people from the two communities in conflict to meet in a safe non-partisan environment to discuss thow they saw the past, the present and how they imagined their the future live to be in peace.