""In a teary-eyed press conference, more becoming of an emotionally incontinent Hollywood starlet who has won an Oscar than a prime minister who has been in power for 10 years, Tony Blair announced last week that he will pack his bags and leave Downing Street on 27 June. For a libertarian like me, his resignation cannot come a moment too soon. Leave aside Iraq ; forget for a moment the accusations that he was a modern Machiavelli. Blair's true legacy is the wholesale erosion of freedom in Britain ." Commentary from the land of the Magna Carta."