Tony Blair guest edits the Evening Standard

Blair: "poignancy in the timing"

Londoner reads the Evening Standard. Photo: Getty Images

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is the guest editor of today’s Evening Standard.

It comes on the same day the Queen shakes the hand of the Northern Ireland deputy first minister and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness

Blair reportedly told this morning’s editorial conference of the “poignancy in the timing” and his own role in the peace process.

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