Seemingly Tony Blair is to be honoured with a portrait bust in the Member’s Lobby of the House of Commons. It’s difficult to see how this could be avoided, in that many other former Prime Minister are present, going right back to the beginning of the last century. Baroness Thatcher is there, the only person to be so honoured in her lifetime.
There are other times in history when Blair’s head might have regaled the
– outside on a spike. I know it’s wrong of me but I simply can’t take an objective view of this man, this hypocrite who drips his Christian faith, all the more hypocritical for that. Palace of Westminster
He seems to me to be a morally debased figure, a man who did untold damage to this country, through reckless expenditure, through uncontrolled immigration and through pointless and unwinnable foreign wars. It will take generations before his baleful and malign influence is fully assessed and understood. He came to power in 1997 with no greater agenda than power. His policies thereafter were based on expediency and opportunism, devoid of all guiding principle. The Labour Party was no more than the debased vehicle of his ambition.
He still haunts his old party, although he seems to be a less than welcome guest. Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, apparently looks on him with some favour, though. There was even some speculation that he may have been brought into the shadow cabinet in some role or other. Yes, a shadow among the shadows.
All is not lost. Millipede intends to draw on the former PM’s experience both in governing
Britain and more recently as a Middle East peace envoy in the run up to the next general election. Governing Britain; that’s easy, just spend, spend and spend, oh, yes, not to forget the introduction of a lot unnecessary legislation, the pursuit of one politically correct chimera after another, a case of hunting the political Snark.
In the midst of the word he was trying to say
In the midst of his laughter and glee
He had softly and suddenly vanished away
For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.
Middle East peace envoy, well, yes, there’s a thing, a real measure of the Blair Witch Project, flying in , flying out, casting few spells, leaving things just as they are. Saying peace, peace, when there is no peace. He’s accumulated lots of air miles, though; I suppose that’s an expertise of a kind.