Sunday, June 13, 2004
Blair gets a beating
Caught somewhere between trying to impersonate Winston Churchill and a Lemming over Britains involvment in Iraq Tony Blair returned from Reagans funeral to find that labour had lost nearly 500 seats in Council elections.
The PM, who has been at Ronald Reagan's funeral, urged Labour MPs to hold their nerve amid the anti-war "protest" vote.
It was a difficult time and "lessons had to be learned", he said.
Speaking on BBC radio Robin Cook said:
"Out there are a lot of people who withheld their Labour vote because they disagreed with what we did in Iraq.
"The tragedy is that hundreds of very good Labour councillors have lost their seats as a result of something which many of them themselves would have opposed.
"If we are to win these people back, it's not enough to simply say we are holding our nerve, we are seeing it though,"
At least Red Ken Livingstone managed to scrap back in.
The Governor General manages to sum up Blairs position.
It seems that Michael Moore now wants to make a film about Tony Blair.
In regard to Blairs close relationship with Bush:
"Blair knows better. Blair is not an idiot. What is he doing hanging around this guy?" Moore told Reuters.