All That Blair
During Tony Blair’s tenure as Middle East ‘peace’ envoy, Egypt had a military coup, Libya collapsed into anarchy, Syria into terrible civil war, Iraq a little better, the Islamic State created itself, Iran more or less developed a nuclear weapon and Israel made it clear with its settlements that it does not contemplate a two-state solution. Whoever appointed him must have had a sense of humour.
Charles Pugh, London, in The Daily Telegraph
See the Point?
You report that “within two to three years” we shall be able to take advantage of an internet gizmo which will tell us when our current tube of toothpaste needs replacing. Your more impatient readers may be interested to know that there are already two useful gadgets which will give you exactly this information. They are reliable (for most of us), readily available at any time, easy to use, and free. They are called “eyes”.
Robert Nelson,London, in The Guardian