After Blair… June 3, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
…reading this typically unhelpful intervention from one T. Blair about how a Jeremy Corbyn led LP government – though TB later said he didn’t mean JC, uh-huh – would be a ‘very dangerous experiment’ (and by the by what’s his yardstick for dangerous and very given his own track record?) there was this potted history:
Blair and Corbyn are at opposite ends of the spectrum of Labour opinion, with Blair on the far right of conventional party thinking and Corbyn on the far left. Blair won three general elections, but his support for US intervention in Iraq and free-market economics made him increasingly unpopular with Labour activists, helping to explain the rise of Corbyn in 2015.
But of course Blair has been gone the best part of a decade now. He is a figure receding rapidly into history. Things move on. He hasn’t though.