Friday, May 18, 2007



Brown anointed

Gordon Brown will be elected unopposed as leader of the UK Labour Party, after his only rival failed to secure enough nominations. And yet Tony Blair will still remain Prime Minister for another six weeks to allow time for a leadership election which will now not be happening.

The Independent is right on this: Blair should go now. The delay is nothing more than a self-indulgent ego-trip - as witnessed by today's mutual arse-licking session with George Bush in which they praised each other for their role in murderering 655,000 Iraqis and bringing that country to the brink of collapse (though in a rare show of political awareness, Bush admitted that he "could be" responsible for Blair's exit. Y'think?)

Government should not be a vehicle for the ego of one man. Blair should resign immediately and allow his country to move on. And then, maybe, he can face the justice he so richly deserves.

3 comments:

I think its silly to blame Bush (or Iraq) for Blairs departure. Although it was an important factor in making Blair unpopular, there are many issues in politics in a democratic society. The tendency to judge Blair on Iraq is very unfair to him.

Posted by Nicholas O'Kane : 5/18/2007 01:25:00 PM

Nick: The tendency to judge Blair on Iraq is very unfair to him.

Yeah. Heaven forbid we cast moral opprobium on people for lying their way into a war which has killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people and left the survivors worse off than they were under one of the Middle East's nastier dictatorships (a clear definition of "absolute fucking disaster" if ever I saw one). What next? Getting shitty at rapists and torturers?

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 5/18/2007 01:35:00 PM

Sorry, "The tendency to judge Blair on Iraq is very unfair to him" should read "The tendency to judge Blair solely on Iraq is very unfair to him."

Posted by Nicholas O'Kane : 5/18/2007 06:13:00 PM