There has been a lot of controversy in the last few days over former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decision to hand over a significant amount of the proceeds of his political memoirs to charity.
The Royal British Legion will receive most of the cash to help with rehabilitation of injured soldiers who served in current and more recent conflicts. I cannot believe that they will accept the money from a man which many anti-war protesters, families of the dead soldiers, and most of the general public, still believe is a war criminal.
This just shows that Blair doesn’t have a guilty conscience. He still, after over seven years, steadfastly refused to apologise, not just for the decisions that he helped make leading to the Iraq war, but also for suffering that he has caused, not only to the unnecessary loss of those soldiers, but for the many more civilians who have died as a consequence. The most disgusting thing about this is there still aren’t any plans to arrest Blair and put him on trial.
Blair may make millions from his memoirs, but it will not erase the memories of those events which may yet come back to haunt him.