Thursday, March 25, 2004

Libya/UK: the visit

Blair met Qaddafi today.

The Times political editor Philip Webster offers a pretty amusing description of the the body language of the two leaders.
When the moment came for the handshake, Mr Blair seemed to be keeping the Libyan leader at arm's length, making absolutely sure that he didn't get close enough to be kissed. That was the last thing he wanted.

... When the two men walked from one tent to the next for lunch, it was noticeable however that Mr Blair was still keeping his distance to avoid being taken by the arm.
I find it amusing!