Former Sunday Times editor admires Blair

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Former Sunday Times editor admires Blair

Andrew Neil, former editor of the Tory-leaning Sunday Times, is a "great admirer" of Tony Blair and would love the Labour leader to give him a job, according to an interview in today's New Statesman. Mr Neil, who is now editor-in-chief of The Scotsman, says Mr Blair has the makings of a radical prime minister.

"Maybe Mr Blair is looking for ambassador in Washington? A head of the Downing Street Policy Unit? He'll need a good radical to keep him on the straight and narrow. That's my fear: that he'll be too establishment, surrounded by all these public schoolboys," he says. Fran Abrams