Last Saturday, in conditions of unashamed luxury they are now so familiar with, Tony and Cherie Blair paid a fleeting visit to the small Mediterranean island of Malta.
Driven in a blacked-out Mercedes, and accompanied by more fat-necked bodyguards than employed by a typical Third World dictator, the couple headed to Valletta, capital of the sunny tax haven, to visit St John’s, a famous Baroque cathedral full of historic art.
They then returned to the air-conditioned limousine and drove inland to Mdina, where their entourage strolled ancient city walls and attended evening mass.
Tony and Cherie Blair with Malta’s young Labour Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, and his glamorous wife, Michelle
Sightseeing completed, the Blairs ended their day in style: a cosy dinner with