June 27, 2007

Please someone, anyone, tell me this is a joke!

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6244358.stm

Tony Blair as peace envoy to the Middle East!? Tony Blair!? Tony Blair!? Tony Blair!? Either this is a joke, or the sanity of the UN leaders needs to be assessed...

Was he, or was he not, one of the people who started the war in Iraq!? Isn't he a war criminal!? (I've checked the dictionary, and he is; there's a set of criteria that are consulted before engaging in war, in order to determine whether entering into war is justifiable, and as I understand it the evidence used for going to war was a steaming pile of bull plop.)

Apparently his plan requires "huge intensity", but what I want to know is: what the hell does that mean!? It doesn't mean anything, surely? Surely it has to be "intensity of [something]", not just "intensity"...

Also, Ian Paisley can't count: I just want to say to the prime minister this one word: He has entered into another colossal task.

I really really hope this is either a joke or me misinterpreting the article...

Also what's the deal with having a new Prime Minister without an election? Aren't elections how Democracy is supposed to work? (That's not to say I think he'll be a bad Prime Minister - it's not exactly a tough act to follow - it's just I'd have liked to have had my chance to not care enough about the result to vote on it...)


- One comment

  1. Matthew Jones

    what’s the deal with having a new Prime Minister without an election? Aren’t elections how Democracy is supposed to work?

    Yes, but in a parliamentary system you vote for your MP. The Queen chooses a Prime Minister as someone who has the confidence of Parliament, which is generally the leader of the most populous party (but not always, check Wikipedia). The only people who directly vote for Gordon Brown (or not) are those in his constituancy.

    The bigger question is whether GB can feel he has a mandate, as a Labour leader, from the people to set out policies. Frankly I’m not so sure so, as most commentators seem to think, an election may be less than a year away.

    28 Jun 2007, 09:23


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