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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 09:12 AM
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Exposed: Blair is a serial liar
LONDON: Tony Blair's credibility was blown apart yesterday by the bombshell leak of the Attorney-General's top-secret legal advice on invading Iraq.

It revealed that the Prime Minister persistently lied to Parliament and the public about the legal basis for the war.

For two years Mr Blair has refused to publish the advice, citing confidentiality, while insisting the Attorney-General, Lord Goldsmith, was "unequivocal" that the war was lawful.

Last night's sensational leak to a TV news station reveals the true reason for its suppression it was full of warnings that the invasion could be illegal.

Daily Telegraph (AU)
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 09:13 AM
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1. Blair is dead as Britain's PM
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 09:15 AM
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2. I hope and pray that you are correct. nt
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 09:40 AM
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4. If So...
...I hope the third party wins.

Blair or the Tories seems like a true Hobson's Choice, Catch 22, etc.

2 Questions to English DUers.

1. Is there any real chance of blair losing?

2. Is there any chance of Labor doing to blair what the conservatives did to thatcher?

Also to the English DUers, sorry for any mis-spellings or spellings that are different than yours.
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D-Notice Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 10:47 AM
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5. Lib Dem (3rd party) won't win...
Edited on Thu Apr-28-05 10:47 AM by english guy
as they'll have to increase their number of seats in Parliament by a factor of 6! They currently have 51 seats & need 323 to be in overall control - the best they hope for is a Hung Parliament with them being in coalition with Labour

1. It's unlikely Bliar'll lose his seat (Sedgefield in North-East England) as it's one of the safest ones that Labour have, i.e. it has one of the highest majorities that they have.

However, that's based on the 2001 election when he was still popular. On the down side, there's 15 different parties to choose from in that seat (inc. Tories, Lib Dems, a couple of anti-war Independents) which may split the vote & so Bliar will probably still get re-elected.

It's also v. unlikely that Labour won't be the biggest party - it's take a massive collapse in their vote, which isn't being signalled in the opinion polls.

2. It's unlikely that Labour'll sack Bliar, in a Thatcher style, unless next Thursday is a disaster for them i.e. winning with a majority in Parliament of under 50, or even a Hung Parliament - where no single party has overall control.

Even so, it'd involve Labour MPs being able to think for themselves, and, unfortunately, apart from the odd exception, e.g. Robin Cook & Cliare Short, it doesn't happen, as most Labour MPs are career-politicians & so won't do anything controversial.

PS. Don't worry about the spellings - us Limeys (as well as the Taffs, Jocks & Paddies who are also voting as it's the whole of the UK)) are used to you Yanks being illiterate! ;-)

If you want a more accurate view go here: Peter Snow's Swingometer(he's the BBC's political expert who does the statistics for every election night)
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 01:53 PM
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6. After 5+ Years of **,...
...the whole world thinks we're illiterate :silly: !

I do like English spelling! Labour, colour, cheque, etc.

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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 04:14 PM
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7. Except he will probably still win
He might be far less effective in a third term. But the Tories still can't find their asses with both hands and are pro-war to boot.
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Briar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 04:22 PM
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8. Unfortunately, no
No more than Bush was dead as American President even when the lies and atrocities committed at his command were exposed. Those who have power, tend to keep power - too many lesser powers (the media, the advisors, the corporations, ministers) depend on them for their continued existance.

Even Gordon Brown has covered himself in the blood of Iraq's slaughtered hundred thousands, claiming that he would have done exactly the same thing.

None of them dare destroy the basis of their status and influence.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 09:20 AM
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3. If he lied to the British people...
He deserves a career change, like counter worker at a chippy or a beer puller in a trad pub. Build up his muscles.

"Oi, Blairsy! Gi's a pint, you wally!"
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