Tony Blair discusses 'minefield' of language on mental health
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Tony Blair told GMB presenter Susanna Reid that he does not like he can make jokes anymore and that he is “terrified” of suffering a backlash for saying the wrong thing. The former Prime Minister also described the situation as a “minefield”.
Mr Blair said: “I am afraid I am of an age where I am now terrified if I can talk about any of these subjects that I am going to say something that I should not say.”
Ms Reid asked: “Language matters doesn’t it? Sometimes it can feel like a minefield.”
The former Labour Prime Minister replied: “It is a minefield on virtually everything.
“If you are of a certain generation you are not sure what you can or what you can’t say.
“Or whether you can make a joke about something you cannot make a joke, so I will leave it at that.”
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