Anyone else too upset to listen to Blair's resignation speech?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Isobel1965, 10 May 2007 Social URL.

  1. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

    Lordy, how I remember that fateful day in 1997 when I, and the rest of the teaching staff, were whooping with joy, thinking that a brave new world was about to be opened up to us and the rest of the country.

    I can't bear to listen to him now - am too upset and bitter about the whole thing!

    So looking forward to Gordon Brown, bringing back good ol' Labour values.......

    I'll never learn, will I!!!!

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  3. Summerskye

    Summerskye Gold Member

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    I've just sat and listened to it while mooching around on here.

    To use a word Kate put on your thread - what a load of old bibble!! :rolleyes:
  4. htpink

    htpink CDC

    My youngest was born on the day he became PM - should have called her Cherie LOL
  5. Allan G

    Allan G Gold Member

    :D Can we make this a politics free zone, never voted for him in the first place, he has ruined the NHS.:mad:
  6. tishtosh

    tishtosh Hopeful for the future

    Sorry to disagree with you Allan - about the NHS. The Tories bled the NHS dry and I have never been as despondent about it under Blair as I was under Thatcher.
  7. Dom1979

    Dom1979 Gold Member

    I actually work for the NHS, and it's much better now than it was pre-1997.
  8. girlygirl

    girlygirl Silver Member

    I was choked, actually.

    Still feel sad really.

    Cannot take to Brown at all, fairly or unfairly.

    I'm a lifelong Labour voter.
  9. tishtosh

    tishtosh Hopeful for the future

    Me too Dom ...
  10. Glorious_Day

    Glorious_Day Banned

    Glad he's gone........ but think that Brown will be no better, which brings me to ask......... as a democracy in 1997 Britain voted for Labour mainly because of the charismatic young leader, so what gives the Labour party the right to decide who the prime minister should be?

    Surely a general election should be called and the public should decide? Not some back slapping MP's who want to vote for Brown in the hope he gives them some high flying post in the cabinet?

    Anyway to lighten the mood a little....... when Tony finally moves out of Downing Street and the news has the usual montage of his life as PM, what sound track would you think would be appropriate?

    Myself, i think they should play The Stone Roses "I Wanna Be Adored"
  11. Lesly Cambridge

    Lesly Cambridge Cambridge Consultant

    I think Tony Blair's forehead should be tattooed with the words Education Education Education backwards so he's reminded of it every time he looks in the mirror for the rest of his life!
  12. Brad0053

    Brad0053 Silver Member

    Well I like him and am sad to see him go, albeit, I do think it is the right time.

    I just think that people have a short memory of what went before him. Least we forget, national strikes, rubbish in our streets, houses be repossessed, poll tax marches, the north/south divide etc etc

    I don't think we can ever go back to the traditional socialist values as they no longer fit with the way our economy needs to be managed.

    I do believe I live in a better britain because of his strong leadership over the last decade.

    I'll leave it there though, because I know there are lots of differing views and not everybody will agree with me, even though I am so obviously right ;)
  13. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

    LOL Brad - I do like him too - I just had such very high hopes that teaching would be made easier for those poor souls daft enough to devote their lives to ingrates lol!

    He has done lots of brill things, tis true but I am really expecting a lot from Brownie!

  14. Brad0053

    Brad0053 Silver Member

    My real fear is that regardless of how Gordie does (and I do think he will be good to), you can't help but feel a shift away from Labour if definately coming.

    A year ago, there was no opposition. Now, Cameron is spinning faster than Blair ever did and appears to be grabbing the attention of what would normally be 'in the bag' Labour voters.

    I knew there would be trouble when Cameron was pictured in a hoody in the mean streets of some estate, "keeping it real" - not easy for a Eton/Oxford educated son of a stock broker to do :D
  15. Glorious_Day

    Glorious_Day Banned

    Blair has just made us the laughing stock of the world, at least the Conservatives before him gave us a posistion in the word after the debacle of the Callaghan Government.

    True, there were strikes, the most notable being the Miners strike, but if certain pits weren't economically viable why should they be subsidised or kept open? Also the "everybody out" culture was inherited from the Callaghan government, who were had over a barrel by the unions. None more so than the so called "Winter of Discontent" in 1978-79 which is when the rubbish was left in the streets. Winter of Discontent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Also the double standards of Blairs regime was amazing.... If a member of the Conservatives had done half the stuff Mandelson, Straw, Prescott etc had done the Labour benches would have been taking portable gallows to the commons to hang them...... but not for Blairs boys... nope just hide then from the public for a few weeks then "hey presto" a new position in the cabinet. I'm not saying the Conservatives were perfect, far from it, but the hypocrisy from labour should have had alarm bells ringing.

    Brad mentioned house repossessions under the Conservatives, however with house prices rising at the present and banks throwing money at people to get a mortgage that will happen again soon...... the mathematics just can't hold out for much longer, house prices are rocketing yet wages are only increasing by the rate of inflation or less.

    Infact i don't believe Blair had the country in mind when he thought out any of his policies or made any of his decisions, his whole premiership has been a bit like a kid in a sweet shop, stuffing his pockets and hoping he doesn't get found out. The only people he had in mind was himself and Cherie, who must have made an absolute fortune in human rights cases thanks to her husband.
    Last edited: 13 May 2007
  16. Brad0053

    Brad0053 Silver Member

    Not a fan then :eek:
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