The Last Blairite

It's George W. Bush, argues Matthew d'Ancona. The feeling is mutual, apparently. And W has laid on the charm at times:

On one visit to Downing Street, Mr Blair's team complimented the President on his outfit. "The Lord made me wear it," said Mr Bush with a straight face. When they realised he was teasing them, everyone in the room cracked up.

A Texan with more irony than a Brit? Stereotypes are made for breaking.