Thursday, January 28, 2010

Steve Richards: Those looking for a hidden scandal will be disappointed - Steve Richards, Commentators - The Independent

As the joint architects of new Labour, a project defined against their party's past, neither Blair nor Brown dared to contemplate a scenario where they were placed against the US and the Conservative party by opposing a war. As I have written before, every instinct in Blair's political body would have told him to navigate a route that gave no space to the Conservatives and enabled him to remain in alliance with Middle England and the newspapers they read. Acutely aware of Labour's vote-losing past when it was regarded as soft on defence and anti-American, Blair was always going to stick with the US over Iraq and seek as broad an international coalition of support as was possible.
Steve Richards: Those looking for a hidden scandal will be disappointed - Steve Richards, Commentators - The Independent
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