The long kiss goodbye (Martin Amis, Guardian)
In pictures and video: Amis on Blair (Pictures by Dan Chung)
"Deplorably flirtacious" is hardly a strong enough term for these starstruck diary entries about the chief cheerleader and cannon fodder purveyor for the invasion of Iraq. Blair decided that Britain would "pay the blood price" and now spends his time trying to mumble up plausible sounding excuses. All we're short of is the "Saint Sebastian shot full of arrows" illustration. Cool Britannia.