"With the stench of destruction still hanging over Baghdad – two huge bombs killed another 153 people this week – Mr Blair's ongoing role as Middle East peace envoy defies even gallows humour. The day he took up the post, satire was bound, gagged, shot in the back of the head and dumped in a ditch.Having failed spectacularly in a task for which he was uniquely unsuited, he's gagging to switch gravy trains for a first-class seat on the Euro Express. Mandelson did it. So, too, the Kinnocks. Now Tone wants his turn."