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Private Eye Mishap: Just Fancy That!

Anybody who reads Private Eye will know why this is funny:

Speaking from Jerusalem in his capacity as Middle East do-gooder, [Tony Blair] warned against rushing to oust President Hosni Mubarak and argued that it would be better to move to “a situation where the Egyptian government evolves and you have full, fair and free elections at a certain point in time”.

Private Eye, Edition number 1282 (18 February – 3 March 2011) [p. 5]

250,000: Estimated number of protesters gathering in Cairo resulting in ousting of Hosni Mubarak, which Tony Blair welcomed as a “huge opportunity for change”.

Private Eye, Edition number 1282 (18 February – 3 March 2011) [p. 5]

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  1. Mike
    February 25, 2011 at 1:12 am

    The statements aren’t contradictory. The nature of Mubarak’s replacement remains unknown.

    • February 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      They kind of are; one says protesters are asking too much too fast, the other supposed Blair welcomed the protests on the grounds that this is a “huge opportunity for change”.

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