The news that Tony Blair has resigned as a Middle East envoy after eight years has been met with the sort of reaction you'd expect. At least: the sort of reaction you'd expect on Twitter. Which is a mixture of mirth, relief and irony...
Congrats to Tony Blair on bringing lasting peace to the Middle East.— ishmael n. daro (@iD4RO) May 27, 2015
Some people have questioned Tony Blair's suitability as Middle East Peace Envoy but, to be fair, he hasn't started a war there in years.— Carl Maxim (@carlmaxim) May 27, 2015
"Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy after claims he had no credibility in the region." IF ONLY THERE HAD BEEN SOME CLUE.— Andrea Mann (@AndreaMann) May 27, 2015
Bookmakers slash odds against lasting peace settlement in Middle East after Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy.— Pete Sinclair (@pete_sinclair) May 27, 2015
I really fear for the Middle East now Tony Blair has resigned as peace envoy. How will the region continue to live in peace without him?— Alex Nunns (@alexnunns) May 27, 2015
So exactly how bad would things have been in the Middle East if Tony Blair HADN'T been the Middle East Peace Envoy?— Phlegm Clandango (@Cain_Unable) May 27, 2015
So why is he stepping down? Twitter had its theories...
Tony Blair obviously sat up in bed last night with a start and said. “Wait a minute. PEACE envoy? Well, fuck that."— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) May 27, 2015
As soon as those in charge of a powerful corrupt organisation might be jailed, Tony Blair announces he needs a new job. Suspicious? #FIFA— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) May 27, 2015
Tony Blair is stepping down as Middle East envoy in order to spend less time ruining families.— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) May 27, 2015
Tony Blair has resigned because he wants to spend more time with his demons.— Matt Owen (@MJowen174) May 27, 2015
And what will he do next? Again, tweeters had some ideas...
Tony Blair resigns as Middle East Envoy.... if only there was a senior position available in Labour for him to apply for.— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) May 27, 2015
Tony Blair steps down as Middle East 'Peace Envoy' to begin new role as FIFA 'Ethics Advisor'.— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) May 27, 2015
Either way, we're sure he'll be fine...
Tony Blair isn’t worried about finding another job. He can launch a new career at 45 minutes’ notice.— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) May 27, 2015
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