Mr Blair nails his whatsits to the mast?

It brings tears to the eyes

It might look odd now, 
you should see it in a bit It might look odd now, you should see it in a bit An article in the Spectator by James Forsyth refers to another article, this time in the Sun and by Trevor Kavanagh.

Kavanagh has a quote from Tony Blair - "I would rather nail my testicles to a speeding train than be President of the European Union."

Several people have spotted this and instantly linked it to the Peter, Paul and Mary song with the delightful title – 'If I had a hammer'

Mind you it's also worth quoting Kavanagh who writes - “Given the other likely candidates, I have little problem with Blair as President of Europe. He’s for free trade, the market and an Atlanticist which is not bad going. But if he does end up in the job after having said this, he will have set a new standard for a politician going back on his word”.

Well as it's Blair doing the talking and Kavanagh doing the thinking aloud that's something to remember, is it not?

The origins of this song, the first draft, pre-date the EU, it was written in 1949 by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. In terms of the danger to the UK from the installation of Blair as the EU President it would be wise to read the first verse of the song in full -

If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land.

The song says it all?