Has anybody else noticed quite how much Tony Blair has changed recently? Obviously people have been saying for ages how much older he looks, and that’s frankly inevitable when you’re a) Prime Minister and b) getting older. But over the last few weeks the change in his appearance has been rather more alarming – looking at him on the news, or in the newspapers, it is very clear that his face has actually got bigger. And his hair is dropping off faster than ever, as if it can’t cope with this new, Prescott-style big face.
It is worth noting that a similar change occurred to Jeff Goldblum in David Cronenberg’s jolly little remake of The Fly.
I can’t help wondering if Tony Blair has been involved in some sort of horrific genetic experiment in which his DNA has been accidentally spliced with that of Edward Heath.