Monday, August 04, 2008

The Blair memo....a case of sour grapes maybe?

When Labour were elected in 1997, Tony Blair had a massive electoral mandate to reform public services. But when push came to shove, he didn't have the guts to stand up to his chancellor, Gordon Brown, who stood in the way of his reforms at every turn.

I can't get over the fact that Blair never fired his chancellor. Had he done so, he would have been able to reassert his authority, and Labour wouldn't have got into the mess they are in now.

Gordon Brown's premiership is a disaster which is partly of Blair's making, so he has little cause to complain about his record being dissed.