Is Tony Blair about to spend more time with his guitar?
It has been a tumultuous week for the Prime Minister at
The education vote, where nearly a quarter of Labour MP’s rebelled, was passed because the Conservatives backed him.
This is very damaging to the morale of Labour MP’s – many who are now openly complaining about Tony Blairs autocratic style; his lack of ‘True Labour’ instincts and his tendancy to bypass parliament.
Then there is the increasingly damaging row about ‘peerages for cash’ which has inflamed sentiment amongst many at
The weekend press will be interesting, because the Murdoch papers (News of the World, Sunday Times) have been pretty pro-Blair so far, but observers have noticed a distinct editorial shift to being much more Brown-centric recently.
Personally I think Blair will have to be dragged from No10 – his fingernails leaving scratch marks down the hall- just as Mrs Thatcher was. I don’t believe that Gordon Brown has the killer instinct in him to wield the dagger and I don’t think the Labour Party has anyone else with the guts to try.
He will therefore remain in
I still think he will stay there right up to the next election and I am one of the very few people I know who genuinely believe that he may yet try and fight another election as PM.Would we Conservatives do better with him there or with Gordon Brown instead? - The polls say that Blair staying on would make the Conservatives task more difficult and for once I agree with them.