Adam Lovejoy writes from London: Tony Blair still doesn’t get it, does he? His services are no longer needed by Britain plc, whatever it is his small group of fans is telling him. In fact, if we are brutally honest, it was all a big mistake to let him weasel his way into 10 Downing Street in the first place. If not for the efforts of the publicly funded BBC, that left-wing propaganda machine that seems to be obsessed by minority rights and political correctness generally, Tony and the gang that called itself New Labour would not have lasted more than one term or even a full one. To be fair to the BBC the British press that has been hijacked by leftie loonies since the 1980s also played its part in turning Blair into a great communicator that he never was. It’s enough to glance through his memoirs to realise that this pathetic man was unfit to be even in local government, hiding behind politically correct causes and claiming to be deeply religious at the same time. (PC and religion are as far apart as prostitution and family life.)
And yet, despite all his failures in office, including his part in bankrupting Britain and dragging it into a war in Iraq on false pretences, Tony is back again, making his political comeback, having failed to secure a decent international position that would give him immunity from possible prosecution for war crimes. Having made a fortune from his past sins, he now feels that his greatness is not properly appreciated. Not to mention that he obviously feels obliged to help the loony left to push through the disastrous reform of the House of Lords and secure the victory for gay marriage. (Tony is not only a devout Catholic; he is also a passionate gay rights activist.)
So up he pops with the Milibands at the Olympic stadium, announcing to the world that he has becomes an official advisor to the Labour party on matters relating to the review of its policies. (What policies would that be? Labour has no policies of its own and never had them.) It seems that 13 disastrous years of Labour rule were not enough to satisfy Tony who really got into the groove of dismantling things that worked perfectly well during his years in high office. Not to mention that he was pushed out of Number 10 by his own people when they realised that the nation’s revulsion against him could grow into hatred for the whole Labour party and wipe it out from British politics for good.
It is as if Tony thinks that people have forgotten about the war in Iraq, the cash for peerages scandal, the 24-hour drinking, the destruction of grammar schools, the relaxation of gambling laws, the sucking up to the rich and the blatant disrespect for parliament and democracy as a whole. That man seems to be under the impression that he can simply wipe the board clean and start anew.
The last thing Britain plc needs now is Tony coming back. He’s done enough damage as it is. Better that he stays in America where the locals don’t really understand that he was rubbish as PM and did a lot of damage to his country. Time for him to take a hint and take a walk.