OK, so Tony Blair was a steaming pile of hypocrisy in office. So he was also pretty incompetent, leaving us with a constitutional settlement that could destroy the country and economic policies that brought us to the brink of national insolvency.
OK, so he left us with the inept and unworthy Gordon Brown as his hand picked successor.
So he created a coterie of dishonest unelected "special advisors" - the so-called "sofa cabinet" and undermined the civil service, personalizing his regime in a way that was also essentially against our constitution.
So he was a war monger.
So he was a brazen liar.
So how come JP Morgan appear to have paid him a lot more than the declared £2 million?
Surely the experience he picked up in office belongs to the country, not to him, and he should, as his predecessors did, have used that experience to benefit this country, particularly since he did so much damage to it while in office.
But, if the rumours speak true, perhaps he was just lost in love's young blush.
So Blair, it seems, falls into the same category of "corrupt former leader" as Schroder, Chirac and- we can only hope- Berlusconi.
It seems to me that these allegations should be investigated, and if sufficient evidence is found, that Tony Blair should face a trial. This is Britain, after all and it is time that all of her citizens realized that no one is above the law- not even Mr. Blair or, dare one say it, "Lord" Mandelson.