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After Blair… June 3, 2016

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…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.

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1. CMK - June 3, 2016

Blair is is in late 50’s/early 60’s, I think. He may be receding into history but history is changing and may well end up making a further contribution to history. This time from the comfort of stand in The Hague. All that is solid melts into air, as someone once said. And I think that is something Blair might have cause to reflect (not that he has a capacity to reflect) on over the coming years. His legacy has propelled political forces to prominence who won’t be kind to him and who owe his legacy zero allegiance, to put it mildly. Personally I am looking forward to seeing him destroyed.

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Gewerkschaftler - June 3, 2016

Seconded. With bells on.

Who was responsible for more deaths – him or Karadžić?

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Dermot O Connor - June 3, 2016

“All that is solid melts into air”

SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM
“Be cheerful, sir.
Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air;
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.”
THE TEMPEST

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2. gendjinn - June 3, 2016

dan·ger·ous (dānj(ə)rəs/) adjective: able or likely to cause harm or injury.

“A Jeremy Corbyn government would be so successful at implementing left wing policies that it would be dangerous to my legacy.” Tony Blair.

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