Thursday, May 05, 2005

t r u t h o u t - Greg Palast | Tony Blair Can't Win

t r u t h o u t - Greg Palast | Tony Blair Can't Win:

I begin the last day of my election blog with a link to one of our American cousins, Greg Pallast. He is writing to uneducated americans about the English system of voting. He also thinks Blair can't win. I am afraid he is wrong.
I think that it is the same situation for us as Blair said it had been for Iraq.

If we don't take him out now, he will be emboldened and will become an ever greater threat to out freedoms and liberty.

This is the only moment in five years when he is vulnerable to the will of the people. and he has promised to stay a full term, if we re-elect him.

Will Labour be strong enough to throw him out.


Labout is scarcely brave enough not to stick his face on its election literature.

"I watched the machinery called Tony Blair up close as a Yankee in King Blair's court (first as an advisor on the inside, then as a journalist also on the inside, but with a hidden tape recorder).
And it was eerie. Because what I saw was a man who, while Britain's erstwhile leader, scorns his own country. That is, he scorns the union workers that wanted to keep filthy coal mines open; he scorns the nostalgic blue-haired ladies who wanted to keep the Queen's snout on their nation's currency; he scorns his nation of maddeningly inefficient little shops on the high street, of subjects snoozy with welfare state comforts and fearful of the wonders of cheap labor available in far-off locales.
Blair looks longingly at America, land of the hard-charging capitalist cowboy, of entrepreneurs with big-box retail discount stores, Silicon Valley start-ups and Asian out-sourcing.
Blair doesn't want to be Prime Minister. He wants to be governor in London of America's 51st state.
Britons know this. They feel deeply that their main man doesn't like the Britain he has. And that is why the average punter in the pub longs to be led by that most English of British politicians - who is not English at all - Gordon Brown, the Scotland-born Chancellor of the Exchequer. "