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The Blessings Of Weak Government [Jul. 2nd, 2009|09:22 am]
Tony Grist
Two, big, macho government wheezes just got the chop. First to go was the plan to issue us all with ID cards. Next up was Mandelson's scheme to part-privatise the Post Office. I hated them both- and I'm very, very glad to see the back of them.

How does Brown put up with it? How can he bear to keep staggering from humiliation to humiliation? 

For the rest of us it's nothing but good news. The power-crazy idiots have had their hands tied.  We've endured a decade of strong government- and look what horrors it delivered! Now we have weak government- and it's  humble and friendly and douce. 

[User Picture]From: glitzfrau
2009-07-02 09:13 am (UTC)
Yes, but we still have the benefits of strong government really! The trains still run, the police are still more or less uncorrupt, bandits do not roam the highways. It's a useful compromise we're in!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-07-02 09:19 am (UTC)
Yes, it's nice about the bandits.

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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2009-07-02 12:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking: say what you like about Gordon Brown, he wasn't the one who sent British soldiers to their deaths in multitudes over what was obviously a totally fabricated premise. And Blair calls himself a religious man. I was disgusted to see that an elected PM could coerce his citizens into such a universally unpopular war and kowtow to Bush in such a revolting fashion.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-07-02 02:10 pm (UTC)
But Brown as chancellor funded that war. He could have resigned from the cabinet- as Robin Cook did- and maybe that would have stopped the war in its tracks.

That said, I've no time at all for Blair.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-07-02 02:16 pm (UTC)
Excellent article!
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