British Prime Minister Apparently Not Tony Blair Anymore, Nation Finds

WASHINGTON D.C. – During a joint televised address designed to highlight the special relationship between the United States and Great Britain Wednesday, it was revealed to the American public that the Prime Minister of The United Kingdom is not, in fact, Tony Blair anymore.

Standing alongside President Obama on the White House lawn, the largely unrecognizable figure of “David Cameron” talked at length about the coordinated American/British strategy in Afghanistan, as viewers at home tried to work out what the heck happened to “that Blair guy.”

“That’s funny,” said Charlie Androse from Pittsburgh, PA. “I could have sworn Tony Blair was still the leader of the British people. When did this happen?”

“Perhaps he’s just taking a little break. That must be it.”

Unaware that Blair – a former close ally of President Bush – stepped down in 2007 to be replaced by the then British Chancellor Gordon Brown, who himself remained Prime Minister for 3 years, Americans across the country agreed that “it’s kind of weird not seeing that dude with the crooked teeth up there anymore. This new guy is kind of lame.”

“When I saw him at that Basketball game with the president, I just assumed that he was an old classmate of Obama’s or something. Then somebody said he was the Prime Minister of England and I was, like, “shit! Blair is looking really young these days.””

Meanwhile, during a meet and greet session with residents in Dayton, OH Wednesday, Britain’s current Prime Minister took time out of his schedule to explain that “actually, I’ve been Prime Minister for nearly two years, I’ll have you know.”

Author: Laurence Brown

Laurence Brown is an award-winning comedic journalist based in Indianapolis, Indiana, who has edited several satirical news papers since 1999. Hailing from the United Kingdom, he has also written plays and short stories. He has a bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from Lancaster University. This article was originally published by The Indy Tribune.

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