In 2007, John Humphrys of the BBC interviewed Blair about the oppression in Iran.
Blair: ‘There is global struggle in which we need a policy based on democracy, on freedom and on justice…’
Humphrys: ‘Our idea of democracy?’
Blair: ‘I didn’t know that there was another idea of democracy…’
Humphrys: ‘If I may say so, that’s naive…’
Blair: ‘The one basic fact about democracy, surely, is that you can get rid of your government if you don’t like them.’
Humphrys: ‘The Iranians elected their own government and we’re now telling them…’
Blair: ‘Hold on, John, something like 60% of the candidates were excluded.’