Mitt Romney met with Tony Blair this morning at the latter's London office. The pair discussed the weather and which Olympic events they were most looking forward to.
The Republican candidate will later meet Prime Minister David Cameron inside 10 Downing Street but there will be no handshake for the cameras outside the front door.
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