can anyone remember an opposition leader not making this exact speech
What Blair said was different. Something about a ‘Stakeholder Society’ and also some stuff about reforming the House of lords. Don’t know whatever came of it. He did do the devolution stuff and London Assembly/London Mayor, although it didn’t quite go according to his plan.Posted 8 years agomtMember
I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again
Meet the new bossPosted 8 years ago
Same as the old boss
And they’ve delivered the sum total of 2 monstrously expensive, toothless talking shops in the provinces. YAY!
OK – I’ll bite. The Scots parliament I guess you are referring to. It has actually done rather a lot. No internal market / foundation hospitals, no city academies, no private suppliers in the NHS.
Reduced prescription prices, end to warrant sales, different student funding arrangements
No question the Scots parliament has worked and is supported by most scots.Posted 8 years ago
nope cameron will play the man of the people card until he is in power
then he will start greasing the palms of all his oxbridge buddies and the various members of the CBI (aka future peers of the realm)who have been stuffing the tory war coffers the past year or so
basically the only people that will be better off under cameron are this lot
Posted 8 years agobinnersSubscriber
Yes Kimbers. But look at their faces. Don’t they simply radiate a certain humility. A humble public service ethic that leads them towards government not in pursuit of wealth and power, but to genuinely do some good for society as a whole, particularly the weak an vulnerable 😀Posted 8 years agobinnersSubscriber
Its easy to be cynical, especially when it comes to this smug, podgy-faced ****, who seems to have transformed into an apparent social revolutionary. But… can anyone remember an opposition leader not making this exact speech, almost word for word, just before an election.
Devolving power, giving it back to the people, restoring representative ‘local’ government. Blah blah ****ing blah.
Weren’t Blair and this bunch promising exactly the same 12 years ago? And they’ve delivered the sum total of 2 monstrously expensive, toothless talking shops in the provinces. YAY!
Does anyone believe he’ll actually commit to one single word of this?Posted 8 years ago
Actually kimbers, for me that’s one of Cameron’s most (possibly) redeeming qualities – his ‘upperclassness’.
Maybe it’s just desperate wishful thinking on my part, but I’m hoping that Cameron will possibly show the more patriarchal benevolence which was once prevalent amongst the British upper-classes towards the lower-classes. A bit more of a ‘Harold Macmillan’ if you will. But I could be wrong – there’s no real way of knowing until he becomes PM.
Certainly the most callous, reactionary, and right-wing tories imo, come from more humble backgrounds – the Thatchers and Tebbits of this world. And the One Nation Tories invariably originate from more aristocratic backgrounds.Posted 8 years ago
I soooo hope he is not elected. The country will regret it when he dismantles the NHS as he is pledged to do.
He is a deceitful nasty snobbish liar. One of the most unpleasant politicians I have ever know – worse than Blair
Best outcome – Hung parliament leading to PRPosted 8 years ago
Well the only good thing for me about Cameron getting elected would be that independence for Scotland might well not be far behind. No more unrepresentative tory governments for Scotland ever.
Thing is – I am sure Blair was sincere but deluded from talking to his imaginary friend, wheras I am sure Cameron is simply a liarPosted 8 years ago
I am sure Blair was sincere
LOL ! ……… the most insincere PM I’ve ever known. And not a liar ? LOL !
Thatcher was sincere. No one can claim that they didn’t know what they were voting for with her.
And she made it absolutely crystal-clear to me, that she was going to screw the country.Posted 8 years ago
You think he was “absolutely sincere” when, as an ambitious young Labour party member keen to impress his fellow activists that he was leadership quality, he joined CND, TJ ?
Funny how he dropped the CND ‘baggage’ when impressing Daily Mail readers became more important than impressing fellow activists 😉
I’d like to sum up Tony Blair in just one word.
Unfortunately I can’t ………a liar, a cheat, a fraudster and a charlatan.
And didn’t he do well for himself ?Posted 8 years ago
He got the thumb off Clinton.
That appears to be very true CaptJon.
So let me get this straight ……. Tony Blair got his domestic policies from Thatcher, his foreign policies from George Bush, and now, his “Tony Blair Thumbs” from Clinton ? 😯
Is there anything genuine about the guy ? 😕
The lying, cheating, charlatan, appears to have been an even bigger fraud than I thought 😯Posted 8 years ago
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