The Brit papers are in raptures this morning over Blair’s speech to the annual Labour Party conference yesterday. It was his last as prime minister, which perhaps emboldened him to challenge certain liberal pieties. Not that he’s shied away from that before, but the beginning of this clip cuts to the heart of things in a way politicians, particularly on the left, seldom do. I’ll miss him.

Transcript is here.

In other subverting-liberal-paradigms news, Bob Geldof told the conference today that Bush’s “Christianist” AIDS program is working wonders in Africa.

Update: For the third night in a row, “immigrant youths” have rioted in Brussels.