In the interests of appeasement, he has cynically and deliberately opened the way for Sinn Féin/IRA to become an all-Ireland ‘Rafia’ since the Belfast agreement was accepted. Bertie Ahern has meekly followed suit.
Acts of criminality were ignored as the price we Irish had to pay for bombs not going off in England.
The result has been the creation of a huge, insidious Sinn Féin/IRA criminal class undermining our democratic institutions. This Rafia has spread from Armagh as far as Co Cork.
But all this may rebound on Britain as Mafia-style organisations have a way of spreading their tentacles.
Mr Blair went to war to end tyranny in Iraq. Ironically, he has created a different, though just as invidious, form of tyranny in Ireland, and it does not appear to cost him a thought.
Double standards apply.