Living and working in the North East sees you perfectly situated for attending important political pow-wows, what with ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair’s very own constituency being mere tens of miles away, in sunny Sedgefield.
Eric and Susan Craggs last night had the pleasure of not only brushing shoulders with the Blairs, but also of attending a dinner event at the newly retired Labour party leader’s local watering hole, The Dun Cow.
Co-incidentally, Eric and Susan Craggs, the directors of National Numbers, regularly enjoy evenings out at the Sedgefield pub, which is a lovely little watering hole, and just so happens to be a regular haunt of Mr. Blair on visits to his hometown. It’s even been rumoured that once upon a time Mr. Blair ushered in Mr. Bush for a nice traditional ploughman’s lunch.
Eric was obviously feeling the vibe of the VIP and must have suspected that someone important was due to arrive, because he made a point of asking the bar lady if Tony would be attending.
The security – eight security guards dressed from their heads to their burly toes in black, and sporting earpieces, kept a watch over every move, as part of Blair’s goodbye farewell from 10 Downing Street, which saw him step down from his role as Prime Minister and leader of the Labour party.
Regarding security Eric, however, felt that: “anyone could take him out!” But we know he is just teasing! We hope so anyway…
You would expect a day of mixed emotions for the Blairs: how did their departure from the numero uno reflect in their reception of consorts, friends, and number plate dealers, at the event? Was the obvious sadness of the occasion conveyed in Tony’s demeanour? Eric says that only the best of manners were graciously bestowed upon all at the meal, with Tony making sure to extend his warmth to everyone who attended: looking Eric straight in the eye and greeting him with a warm “hello“.
So he’s not too sad about stepping down then? Presumably he’s gearing up for his next job, as representative of the “Middle East Quartet” where he’ll be promoting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Did Eric make an attempt to sell Tony a personalised number plate? What does Eric think would make an ideal plate for Mr. Blair? Well, Eric’s far too busy to tell me right now; dealing with the day-to-day running of the UK’s favourite number plate company requires full on attention!
But luckily, National Numbers web site has many options for searching different kinds of registrations, and the number plate search developed by our software team is second to none. There are those personal registrations that relate to names: Mr. Blair could go for T1 ONY (call for price!) or the subtler TOE 9Y (£1850). Then there are the surname options: B14 AYR would be a good choice at £1115. And to celebrate Tony’s new career? Peace plates would be nice and PEA 5S (call for price!) is a very good plate.
Or maybe a plate closer to Mr. Blair’s heart would be enough? Just a simple BY53 BYE, at a bargain price of £799.00?
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