Friday, January 19, 2007

The Legacy

Ruth Turner, Blair's Director of Government relations, has been arrested.
She was questioned over honours allegations and suspicion of perverting the course of justice. She has issued a statement denying any wrongdoing.

Whatever happens with this, it amazes me that there are still so many Labour MPs and activists prepared to let Blair depart "with dignity". Faced with distrusted, disliked and laughably inept Tory opposition during his entire time in office, Blair has still, almost single-handedly, managed to totally destroyed Labour's reputation. That's quite a feat.

Those who continue to support him are only making it even more likely that the whole Party will go down with his sinking ship. There are signs that self-interest has finally started to motivate them in ways that mere principles never could but it may very well already be too late.


Paul said...

I'm getting increasingly pissed off with Labour mouthpieces complaining about how unreasonable the police are being over the cash for honours investigation.
Tony Blair said he wanted to see suspects of crime "harried and harrassed" and he's introduced a bill that will see people suspected of even a tangential relationship to "serious crime" subject to swingeing restrictions on their freedoms. On top of that we had the Elephant saying he wanted to stop people getting compensated for miscarriages of justice. And let's not forget Blair's renegotiated Social Contract bollox.
Turner, Levy and the rest of you, think of it as a sneak preview into the world your master is seeking to create.

CuriousHamster said...

Indeed. I tried to bring this point to Blair's attention once but my question wasn't selected.