One of the quirks of WHYS is that your interest in a story, and particular elements of it, is often out of synch with the mainstream media and politicians.
And today is a case in point.
The likelihood of Tony Blair becoming the first president of the European Council has declined significantly in the past 24 hours, but the amount of comment on the issue is on the increase.
And while the EU’s leading politicians may be worrying about if Britain’s absence from the euro and the border-free Schengen Agreement should affect its chance of providing the new President, online discussion is all about Iraq. And we’re going to hear why today…
The journalist George Monbiot takes a surprising position – he wants Tony Blair to get the post so that there’s more chance of him being prosecuted for war crimes.
The question running through the vast majority of online debate is this: Should his involvement in the Iraq war have ended all of his political aspirations? Or, as British Foreign Secretary David Milliband has argued, is he one of the few politicians with the standing, determination and vision to make the most of this Presidential role?
And we know you also want to talk about his on-going job in the Middle East, and whether he should be charged with war crimes. We’ll pick up those issues as well.
I remember co-presenting the BBC’s coverage of Tony Blair’s resignation as PM. The majority of our listeners felt a political force for good had left the arena. If you were one of them, now there’s a chance, would you like to see him back?