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Britain's new (much more boring) Prime minister.
« on: June 28, 2007, 06:12:14 am »
incase you didn't already know, we have a new PM.

Tony Blair is out and Gordon Brown is in. Tony blair is going to go be the middle east peace envoy.

its all obver the front of the BBc website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/

i would of voted for tony blair again. he was better than most people say and he could have been the best primeminister ever (short of churchill ofcourse).


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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 06:53:33 am »
i would of voted for tony blair again. he was better than most people say and he could have been the best primeminister ever (short of churchill ofcourse).

I think you'd have a hard time being more wrong.

Brown seems capable. As long as he doesn't attempt to force through more old school Labour policies, I could probably skip over the fact that we have an unelected prime minister.

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Re: Britain's new (much more boring) Prime minister.
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007, 07:07:20 am »
I liked Tony Blair.

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007, 07:11:33 am »
I'd like to see where Brown's going. I don't think I'd vote for Ming or Cameron over him.
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Re: Britain's new (much more boring) Prime minister.
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007, 08:17:03 am »
Churchhill was a tory, and the only reason he's been practically deified is because he was in charge at the time of a big nasty war breaking out that he didn't start. All of that aside, he's still a tory, and you know what that's worth.

Blair? I can describe him in one word: inert. He didn't do anything, and when he did it was purely to save himself from having more personal bother to deal with. We didn't elect Brown who I don't know a lot about, but knowing our luck he isn't going to be a lot better. And it's not like we have any alternatives.

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Re: Britain's new (much more boring) Prime minister.
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007, 08:23:42 am »
Blair did a lot for peace in Northern Ireland.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Britain's new (much more boring) Prime minister.
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007, 08:24:10 am »
When will there be elections in the UK? Because having an unelected prime minister seems a bit odd...

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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 09:18:48 am »
All of that aside, he's still a tory, and you know what that's worth.

Decent economic management and excellent social policies?

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Re: Britain's new (much more boring) Prime minister.
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007, 09:32:55 am »
All of that aside, he's still a tory, and you know what that's worth.

Decent economic management and excellent social policies?
Horrible privitised public services and tax cuts for the rich?
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Britain's new (much more boring) Prime minister.
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007, 10:13:22 am »
I can sum up Brown in one word: 'Uninspiring'.

Having said that, I'd rather him be Prime Minister over Cameron simply because I left-wing, and commonly shift between Liberal Democrats and Labour.*


*Not that I actually vote, being young and naive.
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Re: Britain's new (much more boring) Prime minister.
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2007, 10:51:07 am »
All of that aside, he's still a tory, and you know what that's worth.

Decent economic management and excellent social policies?
Horrible privitised public services and tax cuts for the rich?
Only taking the country into wars which we can actually win?

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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2007, 11:56:45 am »
Fight of the forum giants!

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Re: Britain's new (much more boring) Prime minister.
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2007, 12:34:45 pm »
All of that aside, he's still a tory, and you know what that's worth.

Decent economic management and excellent social policies?
Horrible privitised public services and tax cuts for the rich?
Only taking the country into wars which we can actually win?

I'd rather a government that didn't take us into wars full stop.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Britain's new (much more boring) Prime minister.
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2007, 12:54:51 pm »
All of that aside, he's still a tory, and you know what that's worth.

Decent economic management and excellent social policies?
Horrible privitised public services and tax cuts for the rich?
Only taking the country into wars which we can actually win?

I'd rather a government that didn't take us into wars full stop.
True. All the people who did that are the most hated people in the world, And they also "Claimed" To have a reason. *CoughGorgebushcough*

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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2007, 10:30:38 pm »
This more or less circles back around to what I initially said. It was no fault of Churchhill that a massive threat to England came along in the form of Crazy Uncle Adolf's Militant Ministry of Silly Salutes, thus he was tasked with defending England, it's history, legacy, people, hopes, and future. Which tends to make people want to rally to something in a desolate time. And doubtless, the leaders want the people to rally. Thus, knock-on effect of Churchill reaping a massive boost to his reputation as he goes from top politician to the organiser of the country's defense.

The inverse - starting a war that wasn't really neccecary or even effectual, was Bush's big gaffe. Which is why I hear his approval ratings are a bit on the stinky side. Blair basically kowtowed to Bush because he didn't want to deal with him getting all uppity about allies not helping and the like, and thus took his own cut of the stink. Bad move, and here's the distinction; Churchill's war was do or everything and everyone dies. Blair's war was do or Bush whines about it.