Thursday, May 25, 2006

Problems ahead for Brown or not?

Times: With one bound, Brown could be free from Blair's unpopularity. Here's how

Are crime, education and health really the main reasons for the unpopularity of Tony Blair? That seems to be the message of recent opinion polls, such as the one in yesterdays Guardian, which showed Labour trailing the Tories on these issues for the first time.

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1. uncle tom said...

This does of course assume that Brown succeeds Blair. While he remains favourite, I wouldn't bill his takeover as a dead cert.

Funny things happen in politics...

Thursday, May 25, 2006 01:10PM Report Comment

2. harold said...

In my view Gordon blew it when he publicly stated that he would have done the same as Tony over Iraq. Irrespective of the rights or wrongs of the conflict, he lost credibility. Not to go for Blair's jugular - given repeated opportunities to do so - has been (apart from his handling of the economy) a major political miscalculation, and has nothing to do with loyalty, but everything to do with indecision. If he does ever make it to no. 10, at best he'll be a lame-duck caretaker before the inevitable demise of the New Labour Dream and the arrival of a brand new "blue whiteness you'll like" Tory party.

Thursday, May 25, 2006 01:59PM Report Comment

3. Inbreda said...

Well said Harold.

Thursday, May 25, 2006 02:24PM Report Comment

4. uncle chris said...

Does Tony Blair really think that by clinging on he can claim some form of legacy. Does he not realise that his legacy is and will always remain the thousands of gravestones across the UK/USA and the hundreds of thousands of graves across Iraq. As has been said above, I think Brown blew his chance before the last election by propping up Blair. I also feel the lies, incompetence and corruption at the heart of government have paved the way for the return of the Tories.

Thursday, May 25, 2006 04:08PM Report Comment

5. P. Doff said...

This government was elected on the back of a sleaze campaign against the Tories, assisted by the fresh new 'honest' face of Tony Blair, the young family man with the credibility that could appeal to the masses just by repeating the mantra 'health-education-police'. What the masses voted for turned out to be the biggest political spin machine ever conceived, with the desire and ability to manipulate the population (9-11 was indeed a very good day to bury bad news!!!).
From bonking Blunket and Prescott to shady Jowell's apparent ignorance of Italian bungs. From supersize stealth taxes to failure of the NHS with its ongoing spiral of job losses. 45 minute WMD lies leading to illegal wars and increased terrorist risk. Incompetent ministers merely interested in using positions of power to feather their own nests as opposed to doing anything constructive for this country To top it all, we now have engineered HPI to encourage the established population to spend their unreal wealth to keep the economy going, whilst younger generation have to get themselves in debt up to their eyeballs to have any chance of buying their own home.

Power does indeed corrupt, it would seem.

Thursday, May 25, 2006 07:27PM Report Comment

6. The Bald Man said...

If people really understood the depth of Brown's economic mismanagement and the spin covering it up he would be as unpopular as Blair.

Friday, May 26, 2006 09:10AM Report Comment

7. Tyrellcorporation said...

I agree Uncle Tom. I have been saying for a while now that I think Tony will back someone else (probably a creature like Milliband) in the dying days of his premiereship. I think Tony and Gordon actually detest each other and it will all come out into the open fully when they have nothing to lose.

Tony Bliar is a smooth operator and also has a vindictive streak - I reckon he's going to 'do-over' Golden Brown if at all possible.

Friday, May 26, 2006 09:15AM Report Comment

8. Inbreda said...

I hate to sound defeatist, but they're all parasites, and there's nothing anyone can do to stop them.

I agree with P Doff with the exception of the comment 'the biggest political spin machine ever concieved'

go to and search for some of the unofficial september the 11th documentaries. There's more evidence than is needed to convict most crooks and they still get away with it.

Friday, May 26, 2006 11:00AM Report Comment

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