View Full Version : Will Tony Blair seek a third term?
06-21-03, 05:59 AM
Question: Will Tony Blair be at the helm when the next Commons election is called?
Or will it be the Chancellor Formerly Known as Gordon Brown?
06-21-03, 09:42 AM
for those who haven;t seen it, there's an interesting short article in this month's Atlantic Monthly on the role that Blair plays in the world-- and how Clinton could have played something similar, and botched the whole thing up royally.
Yea, he'll hang in there. Beside, Brown is boring and IDS just looks like a hardboiled egg-- in so many ways.
06-21-03, 11:26 PM
The images that I see on C-SPAN of the parilament's reaction to Tony Blair sure make it seem like he's going to have a difficult time hanging in there. The vast majority of the nation seems to oppose him--even the vast majority of people in his own party. I think his support for the war on Iraq is going to cost him in the next election.
06-22-03, 03:32 PM
Also, Blair's popularity ratings are higher than Labor's by over a dozen percentage points. No reason to back an upstart because it will just frustrate their ability to enact their preferences.
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