Posted on May 6, 2005 by jeremy
Image source: The Guardian
The re-election of the Blair Government for a third term of office yesterday completes the trifector for the Iraq War leaders. First Howard, then Bush, and now Blair. Of the three, I think the re-election of Blair saddens me the most because here you have a Labour Prime Minister aligning himself with right-wingers like Howard and Bush and still getting re-elected. Admittedly, it was with only 36% of the vote, a much reduced majority and no serious opposition, but as a political refugee from Thatcherite Britain, I rejoiced at the election of Tony Blair the first time around. This time, I find it nauseating. The Mills and Boon cover picture above just about sums it up.
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Posted on November 12, 2003 by jeremy
It was quite predictable, I suppose, that both John Howard and Tony Blair would make some political capital from the unveiling of the new Australian war memorial in Hyde Park, London, yesterday.
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Posted on June 1, 2003 by jeremy
Tim Dunlop commented yesterday on the growing unrest in Pommieland about the phantom WMD. As I observed last month, Thomas Friedman is more than happy to lend his support to the ‘so-what-Saddam-was-a-bad-guy-anyway’ camp. Somehow, I don’t think the British media will acquiesce quite so readily. This shouldn’t worry Blair though because, according to today’s Observer, he has secret proof of weapons. Watch this space.
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