This has been pretty uneventful in the Fail's comments too. A few digs at him being appointed Middle East bloke, and the usual bout of "good riddance" types, but otherwise pretty boring.
Maybe the press just can't be arsed.
In related stuff, I just found this comment on Sky's website
On the 13th May, Dan wrote:
Quite a few pointless and mislead posts here...
Tony Blair was elected to office and has successfully brought forward most of the Labour manifesto which was, afterall, voted in by the great, all knowing and 20/20 hindsight equipped British public. Key legislation is consistently voted against by the Conservative party, who say one thing but vote another (check out the latest, Home Office division. Wasn't Davis 100% behind it under Tory proposal?).
Tony Blair HAD to have been a brilliant Prime Minister, to be re-elected 3 times in multiple-record breaking circumstances and under the fiercest scrutiny of the worlds most liberal media.
Just time is a killer for public figures, always has been, always will be. No-one reads Parliamentary reports, or are aware of the countless debates and legislation being proposed by the Government day-in, day-out, devised by this country's best and brightest advisors and civil servants. No, we're happy to sit and read our selected topics from our papers with their own hidden political agendas, who's reporters and columnists earn more than the PM himself, and then think we're flawlessly educated on the matter and know better.
It's a shame to see such a statesman leave, but everything has its time.
I don't agree with everything Labour has or has not done, but I'm not supposed to, that's the very nature of politics.
Blair has been a great Prime Minister, and a respected prominent figure in the wider-world, I hope the latter he'll continue to be.