Richard Madeley: neocon

Hilarious intervention on Iraq from Mr Judy Finnegan.

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I cannot tell you how much I laughed when I watched this video on the BBC's Daily Politics website (hat tip: Paul Waugh).

Tony Blair, former prime minister, ex-Labour leader, one-time political giant, has a new defender: the former king of daytime telly Richard "I'm not a poster boy for Tony Blair" Madeley, who says that Blair didn't lie about Iraq and that international law is "incredibly complicated".

Watch it for yourself. If only we had a British version of Jon Stewart's Daily Show. If only . . .

Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12.