Tag Archives: Tony Blair

Reverse lebensraum from Theresa ‘doesn’t read much history’ May

The really dim ones – the sort of person who crows about “taking back control” or who whines about the “humiliation” of having a passport which is not blue – will conclude that I am saying that Theresa May is like Hitler. … Continue reading

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Labour lies about rats in rubbish

One of the least appealing aspects of the Blair-Brown administrations – in a very long list of unappealing things – is the institutional dishonesty which these two men and their advisers have brought to government. The dishonesty comes with added … Continue reading

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Looking forward to the Summer of discontent

The Summer of 2008 is set to be a pleasing re-run of the final months of Callaghan’s government in the Winter of Discontent of 1978-79. We will all suffer, but none more so than Gordon Brown, and it will be … Continue reading

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Gordon Brown makes an honest man of Tony Blair

I speak relatively, of course. Tony Blair was the most dishonest man ever to have been Prime Minister. Gordon Brown wants to outdo Blair in everything and he is certainly catching up fast on this front. Blair begins to look … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Alive?

“No Flash. Just Gordon”. A brilliant slogan which pithily encapsulates so much about Gordon Brown. It was presumably intended as a dig at Mr Brown’s predecessor – all light and no heat, flash in the pan, would you buy a … Continue reading

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Risk adversity at the swimming pool

The point of a council swimming pool is to teach youngsters how to swim, from flapping around in arm-bands and their mothers’ arms, to jumping and and larking about as teenagers. In that safe environment, they can learn how to … Continue reading

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Grey for Brown

Always keep a hold of nurse for fear of finding something worse (Belloc) After weeks of fine weather, it has barely stopped raining since Tony Blair’s resignation speech confirmed that Gordon Brown will be Prime Minister, possibly for three long … Continue reading

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