UPDATE : Oh, he isn’t. Blair has to save the Middle East first. What happened to all that “don’t worry I am only phone call away blah,blah, blah. Modern communications technology…” spin they gave us?
UPDATE : In the comments the co-conspirators make some erudite observations:
“Blair won’t leave the country right now – he’s scared that he will have the same fate as Thatcher and Gorbachev had when they were out of the country…”