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Ear to the Ground

Blair’s Exit Date Set

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Posted on May 10, 2007
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That’s all, folks: The BBC reports that the Labour Party’s current favorite to replace Tony Blair, above, is Gordon Brown.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced that he’ll be moving out of 10 Downing Street to make way for his successor on June 27.  Blair revealed when he would step down and looked back on the highs and lows of his time in office in a speech to a group of Labour Party supporters in Sedgefield on Thursday.


BBC:

On foreign policy, Mr. Blair acknowledged the terrorist “blow back” from the “bitterly controversial” invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and he urged Britain to stay the course in the fight against terror.

“I decided we should stand shoulder to shoulder with our oldest ally, and I did so out of belief,” he said of his decision to support America’s invasion of Iraq.

“I did what I thought was right for our country,” Mr. Blair said, summing up his record.

“And I came into office with high hopes for Britain’s future, and, you know, I leave it with even higher hopes for Britain’s future.”

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By Dale Headley, May 11, 2007 at 12:29 pm Link to this comment
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Tony Blair was, in many ways, a great prime minister.  It’s a sad irony that he allowed himself to become ensnared in George Bush’s insanity.  No matter how much good Blair has done, his enduring legacy will always be his role as Bush’s lapdog.

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By nonprofithell, May 11, 2007 at 10:43 am Link to this comment

“I did what I thought was right for our country,” Mr. Blair said, summing up his record.

Yup and so did King George W Bush. Both Blair and Bush should be tarred and feathered for their sinister and hideous advocacy for invading Iraq. Blair was/is totally incompetent when it came to his country’s foreign policy and he was Bush’s lackey when it came to Iraq. Leave Blair. You scum of the earth. You embarassment to British intelligence. May you choke on some Yorkshire pudding and fall head first into a pork pie!

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By DennisD, May 10, 2007 at 7:50 pm Link to this comment
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Do us a favor and take King George with you. Nothing like watching the blind lead the lame. It’s the people of both countries that will pay and are paying for their incompetent, corrupt “leaders”.

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By Max Shields, May 10, 2007 at 2:51 pm Link to this comment

Not much to say, but Blair is really a dumb man. I heard him speak on the topic of saving Africans (you know the old “white man’s burden” quasi racist crap, and caught that beyond the much balleyhooed Brit accent he’s an empty mass of nothing.

Yes, quite the fool to boot - he followed Bush, the stupidest president in American, history right off the proverbial cliff.

May be the Brits will pick a live one next time…3 times he was elected? What’s going on with democracy these days?

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By QuyTran, May 10, 2007 at 2:02 pm Link to this comment

The “poodle” now tries to look for new job while his master “Bush” is in deep trouble at home. Nobody shows saving hands except devils in hell !

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By THOMAS BILLIS, May 10, 2007 at 12:33 pm Link to this comment
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Yes Tony you decided to put your lot in with America and Anericas dumbest President.How is that working out for you?Here is a thought.Without your Pavlovian response to following America into this disaster we might not have gone.Without Britain I am not sure Bush could have convinced us to go.Your arguements were in English, Bush’s were garbled.

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