Saturday, February 03, 2007

Cash for Peerages, Pressure grows on Blair

It is quite interesting hearing of the angst of Labour party members over how long Tony Blair will stay on, what with the cash for honours scandal and the local elections coming up in May.

For example the Telegraph today has this. David Cameron is quoted as saying "It seems to me it's got to that point where everyone in Parliament, everyone in government, everyone in the press, everyone in the country is thinking 'Hello? It's over"

I agree. For the good of the Labour party, but much more importantly the country Blair should go, and go now. Obviously this slow motion car crash does help the Conservative party, but it also damages politics, and the government seems rudderless.

The problem is there is no way to force Blair to go. They would need to organise a conference to force him out, and that is after mustering over 70 MP's to call for it.

No matter how obvious it is that Blair must go, this is just not going to happen. Instead Labour will hold on, hoping that Tony Blair will get the hint. he won't. He will hang on as long as he can regardless. It's a shame, but there you go.


Chris D said...

Weird! I just posted something very similar on one of todays threads and used the word rudderless.
"I genuinely think the Labour government is in serious trouble when we see this level of collapse of cabinet authority. A rudderless and paralysed government is not good for the country or politics and this could really damage the Labour party long term."
I also posted this as well.
"Anyone can see that when you have conservatives voicing concern about damage being done to politics, instead of voicing glee at the thought of a more political expedient policy of Blair staying then you should be worried."

Benedict White said...

Chris, great minds think alike, fools seldom differ ;)