Thursday, May 10, 2007
Blair Out. posted by Richard SeymourThe sleazy low-rent moralising blood-soaked mountebank scumbag is announcing his resignation at noon. Can't help but notice that the assiduous drip-feeding and dragging out of the inevitable has been carefully coordinated to produce the least possible reaction - because the Prime Minister knew it would be street celebrations and antiwar protests the second he finally hit the fucking road. There is, of course, a low chorus building up among Blair's supporters, which includes the phrases "some mistakes", "leaving at a time of his own choosing", "history will be kind", "unprecedented third term" etc. It's remarkable, the latter. The assumption seems to be that if Blair benefited from an anti-Tory animus so stupendous that even the support of a quarter of voters could put him back in power, even when he is deeply unpopular and his policies hated, then that's okay. That miserable fact, with everything it says about the growing unresponsiveness of parliament, is seen as an achievement. Some commentators, some cheeky bastards actually, have the gall to speak of the Prime Minister having pushed 'humanitarianism' to the fore. Oh, to be sure, the PM's lachrymose humanity was much in evidence when he insisted on helping Israel fry up Lebanese council estates. And when British-made weapons are thrust into the hands of terror squads in Colombia, there is always a note attached asking that they be used with kindness. When Blair made his apologetic speech on behalf of Putin's slaughter in Chechnya, I detected moisture in those smarting eyes.
Speaking of protests:
Come To Downing Street Today, 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
We're going to 'commemorate' the stunning humanitarian achievements of the mighty warlord. Strictly speaking, this should be a public execution, with Blair dangling on the same rope that Saddam did - but apparently, that's against the law. So we'll have to stick with the business of reminding him of how much he is hated, and reminding his successor that he can face the same fate much faster.