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Elected Dictatorship [May. 12th, 2004|09:46 am]
Tony Grist
Democracy is so damn frustrating. Most of us would like to see the back of Blair and his disgusting cronies, but the job remains his until the next election or until one of his colleagues is brave enough to hold a metaphorical gun to his head or until he graciously decides to stand down. His strategy in Iraq is hated. It's particularly, virulently hated within his own party. Over fifty per cent of the electorate want the troops out now. But Blair carries on regardless. I cringe every time someone speaks about "the British position" on this, that or the other, because it's not the British position; it's Blair's.

It's bizarre how one man can become synonymous with the nation and the rest of us- millions upon millions- are utterly powerless to affect what he chooses to do in our name.

[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-05-12 02:51 am (UTC)
The next general election is due in 2005-6. The date isn't fixed yet. One of the peculiarities of the British system is that the serving Prime Minister can call an election to suit himself at any time within a prescribed 5 year period.

Elections to the European parliament are coming up in the next few weeks. A lot of us will be treating this as an opportunity to express our disenchantment with the Blair government.
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