Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Blair Must Go (Or the blog post I thought I would never have to write)

(Associated Press)
Some weeks ago I made a bit of a prat of myself in trying to do a scoop saying that the PM would resign within weeks, without actually saying that. Gosh I was so wrong on many levels because I think the PM is trying to hold on until around June.
Well given today's news I think he ought to resign now. He hired Lord Levy as an aide of sorts, something has definetly been going on (people playing silly b****rs at least and not thinking about the very strict rules and ethics of what they were doing), and for that he ought to go.
This goes beyond competence, it is about moral integrity and I am saddened to think that many decent Labour councillors could lose their seats in May because of this alleged scandal. One way to possibly avoid that is for the PM to forget about having his place in history and leaving on a high (that time has passed), and just stand aside for someone who, if not renowned for ready charisma, is renowned for being a pretty straightforward guy.


the dĂșnadan said...

But hold on, Lord Levy hasn't been charged yet. If he should resign over Levy surely he should wait until there is a conviction.

Praguetory said...

Brave post. If Blair already knows that he's in the wrong, he should go. I think you're probably right.

John McDonnell said...

Brave post, my arse.
But thank you Paul, I am a pretty straight forward guy.

Paul Burgin said...

Er, I was thinking of someone else!

Kerron said...

Weren't we all! ;-)