Monday, August 04, 2008

Michael O' Leary speaks his mind on global warming

The bĂȘte noire of environmentalists shares his views on the contribution of low cost flights to global warming. This has to be one of the most hilarious interviews I have ever read. I wonder whether George Monbiot will be carrying out a citizen's arrest on him?

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.

Bring back Blair?!

How ironic that 14 months after being dumped by his own party, a recent opinion poll reveals that Tony Blair remains the only Labour figure who could seriously challenge the Tories. Despite all this, Labour doesn't seem to be particularly keen on Blair or Blairism (i.e David Milliband). It tells you much about the state of the Labour party today: They seem to be moving slowly to the bad old days where they are more interested in remaining true to their principles than in winning elections.