A nauseating conclusion

Posted in Britain by Deputy city editor on June 27, 2007

The hated Blair has gone to a standing ovation from a house of commons that has become quite literally a parliament of dunces. In a nation where the hypocrisy is routine, this was a sickening display. In more than 10 years in Downing Street, British political discourse has been utterly degraded. His has been the most corrupt, dishonest and incompetent government in living memory.

Blair’s legacy is a country embroiled in an unwinnable armed conflict that has brought death and misery to hundreds of thousands. Of filthy hospitals. Failing schools. Paralysed public transportation. A dysfunctional criminal justice system. Civil rights demolished. Justice perverted. Billions squandered.

The claim by today’s New York Times that British voters had “placed their trust in Blair” in three elections is risible. The latest edition of New Labour was elected with the support of just 20 per cent of the voters, participating in an electoral system that fails even the most elementary test of legitimacy. Pretending that Britain is a democracy is a conceit and proof that we are not just corrupt and hypocritical but above all delusional.


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  1. euandus said, on November 3, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I have been surprised by the lack of civil political discourse in some of the threaded discussions in the blogs. I suspect it might reflect the sort of people we are (i.e., in American society). Here is the post if you are interested:

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