Tony Blair campaigned on slogans with nary a policy to be seen, he won a landslide victory after 18 years of Conservative government in part by scrubbing the appearance of socialism from the Labour party. It is unlikely that Tony (frankly one of the the most dishonest and corrupt Prime Minister we have ever had and who presided over a similarly corrupt government) was ever an actual socialist. He was interested in power and the Labour party was the best way for him to achieve it.
Gordon Brown (our currently unelected Prime Minister) took over from Tony as the result of a long standing deal between the two of them. Gordon Brown was the Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance) and was the worst ever he managed to ride out a boom but managed by dint of his decisions to leave Britain in its current state of a financial basket case. Gordon has gone from being the worst Chancellor ever to being the worst Prime Minister ever, unusually he is actively hated by many (to an extent that Tony Blair never managed). Check out these current polls.
Conservatives --- 41 percent (down 2 percentage points)
Labour --- 25 percent (down 3)
Lib Dems --- 22 percent (up 6)
http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehou...ms-climb.thtmlA 20-point lead for the Tories
Peter Hoskin 12:00pm
Here at the headline numbers from the latest Ipsos-MORI poll:
Conservatives --- 48 percent (up 4 percentage points)
Labour --- 28 percent (down 2)
Lib Dems --- 17 percent (no change)
http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/page_2/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/4...-bad-news.htmlSorry, America, I'm the bearer of bad news
I predicted it all: the corruption, naivety, incompetence and wasting of tax dollars, says James Delingpole.
By James Delingpole
Last Updated: 6:05PM GMT 14 Feb 2009
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Towards the end of an American tour last week to promote my new book Welcome to Obamaland: I've Seen Your Future and It Doesn't Work, I began to feel ever so slightly guilty. Partly it was all those people I met still wearing their "Vote Obama" badges like religious talismans, still quite obviously brimming with audacious hope for their country's bright future under the new Obamessiah. Who was I to come from the other side of the pond and rain on their parade?
Mainly, though, it was because I'd never expected the Obama project to go pear-shaped quite so soon. Sure, it was nothing I hadn't predicted in the book: the cronyism, the corruption, the naivety, the incompetence, the wasting of taxpayers' money on pet, left-liberal causes. Even so, by the time I left Washington DC, I was feeling almost sorry for the guy. Couldn't he at least have had a honeymoon before the divorce papers came through?
It's still early days, of course, with plenty of "time for change". But, after only three weeks, Obama's presidency has begun more closely to resemble the shambles at the end of the John Major administration than the golden dawn we might have expected for this Tony Blair Mk II.
Read the article, James Delingpole, sets out nicely how we have become an illiberal surveillance society under the iron hand of socialism with a shiny face.