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Friday, May 06, 2005

Tony Blair: who is he?

I have been watching the BBC coverage of the UK election, and I see that Tony Blair's Labour party will likely win again, but by a somewhat smaller majority than it had before.

Instapundit is noting that the vote seems, in part, to be a ratification of Blair's support of the war in Iraq. Maybe. He has also said that it might be taken as support for Blair's domestic policies.

This last point concerns me. In Blair's speech after about 300 of the seats had been decided, he emphasized a huge number of interventionist/socialist type policies, including more funding for day care and education.

He said Labour had to "focus on the things that matter" such as the NHS, jobs and law and order.
He added: "I know too that Iraq has been a divisive issue in this country but I hope now that we can unite again and look to the future - there and here."
Too bad. I had always hoped he would continue to be a blue Labourite.
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