Tony Blair’s son asked him: Who do you love more, Blackberry or me?

Friday, August 27, 2010

LONDON - Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has in an interview revealed that his globetrotting has left him missing his family, especially his 10-year-old son Leo.


According to the Calcalist Hebrew language business daily, Blair, 57, said that his Blackberry has become the world to him, so much so that his son asked him whom he loved most, the phone or him.

“Today my Blackberry is everything to me, so much so that one day Leo asked me: ‘Dad, who do you love more, me or the phone?’” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

“But nowadays I don’t really have a choice but to stay connected to it all the time. It’s my way of keeping in touch with home when I’m here.

“It’s what makes it even possible for me to do what I’m doing - to travel around the world and stay in touch with home,” he stated.

And despite his travels across the globe, he has said that he was very hands on during the upbringing of his youngest son at 10 Downing Street.

“Oh, I was very involved. Leo was a great blessing, really a gift from God, and as happy as I was when he was born I was also mature enough to understand that. I changed nappies, I read bedtime stories,” he revealed.

“The experience of fatherhood was completely different, and not because I was prime minister but because Cherie and I had him at a relatively late age, when I was 47.

“When I was in Number 10 I saw him more because we all lived together in the same house. Today I am travelling most of the time and so naturally contact with him is harder,” he added. (ANI)

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