From the BBC:
Tony Blair and Bill Clinton told each other that their role was to act like “shrinks” offering therapy to global politicians, as they tried to reconcile various bitter international disputes during their time in office.
But sometimes the frustration clearly got to them.
In 1999, during a fractious EU-US trade dispute over Caribbean bananas, President Clinton told Prime Minister Blair in one of their phone calls: “The Central Americans and the Caribbeans sound like a boys school argument. They ought to be thinking about making common cause and not pissing down each others’ leg to see who has the biggest bananas.”
This features in transcripts of calls and meetings between the two men that have been released following a BBC freedom of information request to the Clinton Presidential Library, which stores the records of his presidency.
The transcripts cover the period between 1997 and 2000, when the two leaders were both in power. They contain substantial redactions, especially of Mr Blair’s remarks, but they shed light on their relationship and co-operation.