Now he does do God…

FORMER prime minister Tony Blair has finally, but not unexpectedly, converted to his Donegal mother’s Catholicism. Blair, whose faith in God once found him exhanging religious literature with Ian Paisley, famously downplayed it publicly while in office, despite there having never been a Catholic PM in the UK. Many of the stories reporting the news claim the sensitive nature of the peace talks here may have played a role in delaying what many saw as inevitable. Fellow convert Anne Widdecombe has already questioned Blair’s credentials, after his backing for abortion, embryo research and Sunday trading. Perhaps Blair’s faith is as shallow as other aspects of his leadership? Ah well, sure God will judge him some day, if s/he exists!