Monday, January 29, 2007


Tony Blair reportedly wants to stay in office until July, declaring that he's not finished yet. Unfortunately for Blair, the UK's electoral watchdog, the Electoral Commission, disagrees, and is about to recommend that charges be laid against the Labour party over the cash-for-peerages scandal. While Blair is unlikely to be prosecuted himself, he is almost certain to be called as a witness if a case is brought, a move that will put the final nail in the coffin of his premiership. So, contrary to his assertion, he is finished. The only question is when he will admit it and make way for his inevitable successor.