And oh such luminaries:
The Republican's 15-strong "advance team" has arranged separate meetings for Romney with political leaders to ensure he has a portfolio of pictures for the presidential campaign.
In addition to Blair, he will hold separate talks meet[ing] David Cameron, George Osborne, Nick Clegg, William Hague and Ed Miliband.George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the man who is the self-proclaimed parent of Great Britain's austerity policy? Yeah, that guy:
George Osborne insisted the government was on the right economic path, despite "disappointing" official figures released on Wednesday that showed Britain is enduring the longest double-dip recession for more than 50 years. The chancellor came under increasing pressure to lay out a plan B for the economy after shock figures from the Office of National Statistics revealed the economy shrank by a worse-than-expected 0.7% between April and June. Gross domestic product (GDP) — a broad measure for the economy — fell for the third quarter in a row and by much more than the 0.2% expected by forecasters. [ED: IT FELL 350% more, falling 0.7%]Oh the photo-homages they'll cause -- maybe to the tunes of Minnie Ripperton?
How very Anglo-Saxony.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]