So sayeth Daniel Craig, laying heavily into former British PM Tony Blair. Via Huffington Post:
James Bond star Daniel Craig has blamed Tony Blair for the rise of the celebrity obsessed “s**thead” politicians who cannot be trusted.
In an interview with Men’s Journal magazine, the actor said the former prime minister had been too keen to ingratiate himself with the rich and famous.
“Tony Blair started it much more than anybody’s ever done. ‘Go and have tea at 10 Downing Street’,” he said.
Blair was famed for inviting actors and musicians to No. 10 in the early years of his administration in an effort to bolster his ‘Cool Britannia’ image.
“The fact that a guy who’d been in a band, owned an electric guitar and has probably had a spliff was prime minister really meant something, after years of John Major and Margaret Thatcher. He might just be one of us,” Craig said. “In hindsight, it turned out he was just a politician like all the rest.”
“Politicians are s***heads. That’s how they become politicians, even the good ones,” he added. “We’re actors, we’re artists, we’re very nice to each other. They [politicians] will turn around and stab you in the back.”…
[continues at Huffington Post]