The Staggers 29 November 2010 Christopher Hitchens v Tony Blair: the video Watch the atheist writer and the former prime minister clash over religion in Toronto. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up The full debate between Christopher Hitchens (whom I interviewed iin summer this year) and Tony Blair is now available to watch online. The pair debated whether religion was a force for good in the world. In a vote after the debate, 68 per cent of the audience sided with Hitchens and 32 per cent with Blair. Now you've got a chance to make your own mind up. Christopher Hitchens: opening statement Tony Blair: opening statement › Did Margaret Thatcher practise the “politics of envy”? George Eaton is senior online editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe For the latest TV, art, films and book reviews subscribe for just £1 per month!