The Prime Minister answered SMS text messages from the public at a special event at 10 Downing Street yesterday.
Tony Blair responded to a range of questions covering international and domestic topics during the 40-minute session, helped by a group of SMS-savvy aides who actually typed his responses.
Subjects included Iraq, law and order, terrorism, the housing market and climate change. Blair was also questioned about his all-time rock super group and the new Band Aid single.
Asked whether the Iraq war was necessary, the Prime Minister said that he believes it was, and that "despite the difficulties in Iraq" the world is a safer place without Saddam Hussein.
And asked whether there was one thing he would like his time as prime minister to be remembered for, he cited changes to the UK's education system.
More than 5,000 texts were sent in for the event organised by mobile phone company 02.
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