Thursday, September 07, 2006
Well, I don't think anyone can deny that Tony Blair's got a large amount of courage. To basically say "Fuck all of youse!" as his official response to the crisis of his leadership over the last week is an... interesting tactic. What will he do if this doesn't work? Strip naked, smear himself with marmite and run around Parliament Green challenging MPs to wrestle? He didn't have to resign on the spot, but he could have made a dignified statement on the matter. Instead he's ended up with another hamfisted gesture like claiming the other week in the Times interview that anyone that didn't like him and what he was doing were reactionary Old Labour types. Does he think he can shame MPs into behaving as he wants? They voted for the Iraq war and tuition fees, they're pretty much shame-proof.