David Miliband: 'Bush the worst thing to happen to Blair'

The former Foreign Secretary David Miliband has told ITV's The Agenda that "George Bush was the worst thing ever to happen to Tony Blair."

Tony Blair and George W Bush pictured together in 2007 Credit: Abaca/EMPICS Entertainment

Speaking a fortnight before the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, he said: "Before I became an MP I worked for Tony Blair in Downing Street and I watched him with President Clinton and I watched him go through the agony before the intervention in Kosovo, which saved a lot of lives.

"There's no question in my mind that if you compare that to the post 2001 period George Bush was the worst thing ever to happen to Tony Blair if I contrast those two relationships with one American President and with the next.

"Because the first term of the Bush administration took America and the world on a very different course than had been set in the post Cold War period."

The Agenda with Tom Bradby is on ITV at 10.35pm.

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