A national consensus has begun to crystallize in Britain over the past few weeks that Tony Blair was either mad or bad, and in either case dangerous to know. Last week he claimed that the latest events in Iraq have nothing to do with his and George W. Bush’s 2003 invasion. This week, many distinguished figures including three former ambassadors have joined in calls to sack him as the Middle East ‘Peace Envoy’. One such figure is the Conservative government minister and distinguished expert on Middle East matters, Crispin Blunt MP, who climbs aboard Sputnik to talk about the latest campaign.
In part two, we’re heading 8,000 miles to the South Atlantic - well, metaphorically at least. Argentina has recently pressed for moves to reopen dialogue about the fate of the Falkland Islands. With Argentina vaulting ahead (and not just in a footballing sense), is now the time for a suitable settlement to be reached over the islands’ future? We speak to her Excellency Alicia Castro, ambassador of Argentina, to get her take on things.