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Saturday, September 04, 2010

A Bore

You may have noticed that Tony Blair has published his memoirs. First of all, let me say that I haven't read them and have no intention of reading them, not even if someone gave me a free copy. Blair was a bad Prime Minister, and now he's gone. Good. I don't find the man interesting - not nearly as interesting as he finds himself - and we get enough of his opinions plastered across the media without my going out of my way to read more of them.

Still, I note from those who have read the book that Blair reckons that labour lost the 2010 election because it stopped being New Labour. Er, Earth to buffoon: Labour lost the election because it was still perceived as being packed with Blairites and hadn't ditched the NuLabour lunacy (and its perpetrator) nearly soon enough. For someone who considers himself to be in touch with the people, Blair is utterly in denial about just how much of a liability he had become by the time he was sacked. (Though, to be fair, he does admit that Labour would probably have won the 2007 Holyrood election had he not been leader.)

An interesting poll result here.

Interesting analyses from those who have read the book here and here (in the Economist) and here in the Independent.

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