Tony Blair's decision to give the money from his memoirs to the Royal British Legion is to be welcomed. The money is sorely needed and it will be over £4 million, it is said.
Some normally sane commentators have unfortunately gone all loopy, suggesting he is a man of conviction and puts his money where his mouth is.
This is too much. Blair is said to have made £20 million doing not much more than giving speeches in America on the tough decision to go to war. In my opinion he was merely brown-nosing George Bush, not making a statesman-like decision - otherwise why did he lie continually on the reasons for attacking?
I also rather think that this means there is something else due to come out. We'll see.
The money will be good, but an apology would have been better.