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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    And on the minus side:

    - Constantly avoided confronting and dealing firmly with Gordon Brown, who became one of the worst Prime Ministers the country has ever had.

    - Was mired in a decade-long row with the above which prevented New Labour from governing well in many areas and squandered the biggest majorities since the war.

    - Embroiled the country in an imperialistic US adventure in Iraq with poor advance planning and exceptionally weak behaviour by Blair himself, which created all the conditions for a rolling disaster.

    - Blair seems to have been much more interested in enriching himself and his family than good government.

    - Throughout his term of office, he focused on today's headlines, soundbites and instant reactions rather than properly planned strategic initiatives.

    - He placed his press secretary (a former porn writer) in charge of national defence.

    - He ran the government like a crony-controlled small business, he sidelined and ignored cabinet government and presided over chaotic policy reverse after chaotic policy reverse.

    - He left economic policy totally to a man with a poor grasp of it and thus created a fairy tale boom of funny money and City casino gambling with no serious underpinnings which when collapsed left the economy stagnant or declining.

    Apart from that, what did Tony Blair do for us? :teehee:

    I don't think Gordon Brown was one of the worst PM's we've ever had...
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    And on the minus side:

    - Constantly avoided confronting and dealing firmly with Gordon Brown, who became one of the worst Prime Ministers the country has ever had.

    - Was mired in a decade-long row with the above which prevented New Labour from governing well in many areas and squandered the biggest majorities since the war.

    - Embroiled the country in an imperialistic US adventure in Iraq with poor advance planning and exceptionally weak behaviour by Blair himself, which created all the conditions for a rolling disaster.

    - Blair seems to have been much more interested in enriching himself and his family than good government.

    - Throughout his term of office, he focused on today's headlines, soundbites and instant reactions rather than properly planned strategic initiatives.

    - He placed his press secretary (a former porn writer) in charge of national defence.

    - He ran the government like a crony-controlled small business, he sidelined and ignored cabinet government and presided over chaotic policy reverse after chaotic policy reverse.

    - He left economic policy totally to a man with a poor grasp of it and thus created a fairy tale boom of funny money and City casino gambling with no serious underpinnings which when collapsed left the economy stagnant or declining.

    Apart from that, what did Tony Blair do for us? :teehee:
    You can't possibly say he worked to benefit himself and his family. He has shown even after politics he stuck to his progressive pro-socialist ways
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    And on the minus side:

    - Constantly avoided confronting and dealing firmly with Gordon Brown, who became one of the worst Prime Ministers the country has ever had.

    - Was mired in a decade-long row with the above which prevented New Labour from governing well in many areas and squandered the biggest majorities since the war.

    - Embroiled the country in an imperialistic US adventure in Iraq with poor advance planning and exceptionally weak behaviour by Blair himself, which created all the conditions for a rolling disaster.

    - Blair seems to have been much more interested in enriching himself and his family than good government.

    - Throughout his term of office, he focused on today's headlines, soundbites and instant reactions rather than properly planned strategic initiatives.

    - He placed his press secretary (a former porn writer) in charge of national defence.

    - He ran the government like a crony-controlled small business, he sidelined and ignored cabinet government and presided over chaotic policy reverse after chaotic policy reverse.

    - He left economic policy totally to a man with a poor grasp of it and thus created a fairy tale boom of funny money and City casino gambling with no serious underpinnings which when collapsed left the economy stagnant or declining.

    Apart from that, what did Tony Blair do for us? :teehee:
    Gordon Brown wasn't the worst Prime Minister, he just came in a very stressful time.

    Blair was a pro-USA, he got too used to it from Clinton and got used by Bush.

    He always did good for the country, where did he do for his family and himself over government or people?

    He did what his views were, which was good for the country at the end.

    He saved us from 2003 crisis.

    Should I continue? Ok.

    Who made our NHS #1?
    Who fixed us from Thatcher mistakes?
    Who made UK a strong voice in Europe for once?
    Who made Britain wealthy with outstanding growth?
    Who defend for democracy, free speech and rights?
    Who did unpopular things for the good of the future generation?
    Who made UK the most pro-LBGT nation in Europe? David Cameron only did one thing, that was legalise Gay Marriage.
    Who made UK more equal in society?
    Who standed for public?
    Who raised education standards?
    Who made wages more competitive to the private sector, such as Teachers who are now only getting 1% pay rise?
    Who actually funded the departments probably and not underfunded?
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    (Original post by Twinpeaks)
    That is such an idiotic statement. On so many levels.
    Why?
 
 
 
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