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The Guardian:    
It's a school of government. Already, there's trouble
(September 15, 2006)
Tony Blair has often taken his lead from Washington during his premiership. As he contemplates retirement, his staff are again looking west, seeking inspiration from the example of American presidents.

At Harvard there is the John F Kennedy Institution. Bill Clinton has his own foundation. Now Tony Blair, it seems, could have his own "school of government". According to academic and other sources, Jonathan Powell, the prime minister's chief of staff, has been sounding out the London School of Economics about the establishment of such a new body.


The response at the LSE was initially enthusiastic. But some academics question whether Mr Blair's involvement would compromise the university's independence. One said: "It would need to be de-Blairified before it could go ahead." The fear is that the retired prime minister might come to be indentified too closely with the LSE.

De-Blairification, now there's an idea.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. — Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 15th, 2006 at 01:38:26 PM EST

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