Tony Blair Seemingly Suggested That The Brits Are Looking for Aliens to This Comic

The former U.K. Prime Minster hinted that the Brits may know something about extraterrestrials
Tony Blair Seemingly Suggested That The Brits Are Looking for Aliens to This Comic

Remember when a bunch of internet weirdos banded together to attempt to storm Area 51 in order to find proof of aliens? As it turns out, all they needed to do was buy a plane ticket and a couple pints.

It can be difficult to remember that, at the end of the day, the most powerful and influential politicians in the world are still just people, with thoughts, feelings, appetites and social lives. And, just like the rest of us, when it comes time for them to indulge the latter two, it’s likely that the last thing on their minds is their work. Thankfully for us, those thoughts never crossed Jimmy Carr’s mind when he attended a boozy dinner party hosted by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver that happened to have former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair in attendance.

According to Carr, he and Oliver confronted the guest of honor with an obvious question, asking the former Labour Party leader if the government had knowledge of extraterrestrial life to which the public is not privy. And, while Blair’s answer was fittingly diplomatic, it definitely wasn’t “No.”

“We’re sort of quite drunk, a bit giddy and excited, and Tony Blair was in the corner of the room, Carr recalled of his conversation with Oliver at the aforementioned event. “We went, ‘We should go and ask him something.’ I was like, ‘I don’t know, what are we going to ask him?’ We sort of concocted the plan, ‘Why don’t we go and ask him if there’s aliens?’”

Carr says that the pair approached the politician with all the subtlety of a cow being sucked up into a spaceship, explaining, “Jamie chips in and goes, ‘Are there aliens?’ And (Blair) gave like a really good, sort of really good political answer — and he goes, ‘It’s a need-to-know basis. I would be told if I needed to know. If I don’t need to know then they don’t tell me.’” Perhaps by design, that answer can have multiple interpretations — Blair might have been saying that the existence of extraterrestrials is so secret that even the head of government doesn’t know all the details. He could mean that the government entities in charge of monitoring “visitors” don’t consider them a matter of national security, and, thus, don’t demand the attention of the most powerful person in the U.K.

Or, alternatively, Blair was being deliberately obfuscatory, and he isn’t about to let some loud-mouth comedian blow the top off the country’s future imperial plans. Maybe the British Empire is about to be reborn in space.

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