do u think he will give up his post at pm at the poll for the uni fees and the report out next week?
no, hes rumoured not to be blamed for david kellys death.
i think with maybe a few more omissions/tweaks to the tution fees bill he will get it through.
the opposition requires all the conservatives, lib dems and 81 labour Mps to vote against for him to lose
No, unless the Hutton inquiry accuses him of secretly flying back into the country and murdering whatsisface himself.
Hoon will go though.
Why would anybody want him to go. If somebody gave me a video tape of him sticking an axe in Dr Kelly's head I'd still be happy for him to be my prime minister because who's going to replace him? We might end up with a George dubya like the poor yanks have.
The Hutton report will probably be very vague and if anyone will go it'll be Geoff Hoon. The top-up fees issue is slowly swinging for Blair because people are actually looking at the proposals more thoroughly and seeing that actually they make a lot of sense.
Blair won't go. He's a survivor. A bit like a post nuclear war cockroach, only more hardy.
he has said he's go if the finger is pointed at him, but it seems kinda unlikely. hoon for the chop is more likely, if only for a scapegoat.
i must admit i havent seen the proposals for top-up fees, only the press stuff, which i dont really trust. can anyone give a brief, simple outline?
If Blair ever has to quit (which I don't think he ever will), would there be a general election or would Gordon Brown or some other labour figure just take over?
I hope that there has to be a election because I don't think anyone actually voted for the "Labour Party" as a whole, people vote for the Tony Blair figure who happened to be on the Labour Party. So Tony Blair leaving the top role would massively change our opinion of the parties. I don't think it is right that someone can just step in to be PM because it such a important role and British voters do tend to vote for the best leader.
by the way, the top up fee issue is just annoying me now. If MPs can't understand that it's a much better system (or can't be bothered to read the proposal) then there is no hope for this country. Sadly I think they all understand the benifits and just want to be awkward.
Did you see Newsnight when tony blair looked bored and fed up about having to go over the same old questions, Ill-informed views and remarks that had nothing to do with the topic. Couldn't the BBC get together a audience that knew what they were talking about.
I think Blair is safe in his role as PM. I can't see him losing the fee increase bill, and Lord Hutton was put in charge of the Inquiry as a Government puppet. I don't think the inquiry will criticise Blair.