I did what I thought was right. There's the resignation speech if you missed it, I thought it was very good and he has been a great leader. Also I would prefer if you called it "Tony Blair stands down as PM" or something. 'Throws in the towel' makes him sound like a coward or gave up which he certainly did not, he was a fine man and brilliant leader and he turned england around.
Disturbing Sam;3674843 and he turned england around.
If you say so…The Man made an effort, but with cowards surrounding him and influencing his once strong mettle he has lost and so has his country. His and his countrymen’s enemies abroad and most importantly - within who appease the enemy have all but won; I wonder if the Kingdom would be so wishy-washy if Sir Winston Churchill were still running the show – I think not.
Glad Tb's outta it, let a new guy step up. Good Luck Brits.
I'm not at all a fan of Tony Blair, but I doubt Brown's policies will deviate very far from B's, so I don't see this upcoming change-of-figurehead to be of much significance.
B@SE;3675827Glad Tb's outta it, let a new guy step up. Good Luck Brits.
Pity you live half a world away from England :rolleyes:, You'd be able to see some of the things he's done: Lower cost of living rate; Higher grades; Shorter waiting lists in NHS hospitals etc. Hopefully Brown can keep everything going smoothly.
If you say so…The Man made an effort, but with cowards surrounding him and influencing his once strong mettle he has lost and so has his country.
I can't think of anything TB has lost in, tell me what he lost? (although I was only 3 when he came into power) Who are the Cowards? He seemed to have lost his metal due to the fact that being Primeminister is hard work and for 10 years!
His and his countrymen’s enemies abroad and most importantly - within who appease the enemy have all but won.
So you'd rather Iraq becoming the hell-hole it was or would you prefer terrorists to simply attack us without us being able to stop them?
I wonder if the Kingdom would be so wishy-washy if Sir Winston Churchill were still running the show – I think not.
I'm sure he wouldn't have the same gorverning ability being 110 years old!
I didn't make it!
Despite all the effort, and the good things that Mr Blair may have done, here in Britain his legacy is the war in Iraq. It will hang like a millstone around his neck forever. It was an unpopular war in general, but even those who agreed in principle with the decision, have come to see that the incompetence exhibited in planning for the peace in iraq, have spoiled the initial optimism following the comprehensive defeat of what admittedly was a third world fighting force. In Britain, George W is seen as a joke president, and Mr Blair has been led into the disaster in Iraq by the neo-conservative right wing of the republican party, Cheny, Woflovitz, Rumsfeld et al. Politicians whose world view is limited by their seeming belief in US force of arms justifying the unjustifyable. They are not natural bedfellows of Mr Blair, whose political outlook would line up more or less with Bill Clinton. It has been and continues to be a running world sore, one which has united anti-western feeling, and forms a focus for terrorism. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. It was a tyrannical secular regime: the last people that Al Qaeda fighters would wish to have dealings with, and many were misled in order to generate support for this campaign. Not a legacy that Mr Blair had in mind 10yrs ago.