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Friday, May 04, 2007

Britain gives Blair one last kick in the bollocks.

Votes are still being counted and tallies are still being updated, but one thing is clear from the 2007 Scottish Parliamentary, Welsh Assembly, and English council elections: Britain is pretty damn sick of Tony Blair and the Labour Party. As of right now, the BBC is reporting that Labour has lost 467 councillors while the Tories have picked up 846 and overall control of 37 more councils. With all 60 Welsh AM seats declared, Labour (26 seats) will have to seek a coalition in order to maintain power. Scotland has sent five Labour MSPs packing while the SNP, the main nationalist party in Scotland, has picked up 20 and may very well select the next First Minister from their ranks (they've promised a independence referendum if this ends up being the case).

Before the election, Blair promised that he's step aside in favor of Gordon Brown in a matter of "weeks" and it appears that the population of Britain took advantage of their last chance to stick it to Fat Tony before he starts working on his memoirs.

You gotta feel a little bad for Brown, considering that---if the Granita Pact was indeed real---he was supposed to take the keys to #10 about four years ago. Instead, Brown starts off his premiership after four years of an unpopular war and a resurgent Conservative Party under the leadership of David Cameron. Brown has to be devoting a small part of his brain to the fear of becoming the next James Callaghan.

Meanwhile, two other men are starting to have visions of themselves as PM. With these results and the poll numbers coming from the Beeb, it would take a major change in current political trends to keep Cameron from becoming First Lord of the Treasury. Up north, Alex Salmond is also probably starting to dream of an independent Scotland with the SNP in charge.

Overall, the British public's message to Blair was loud and clear: don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya.

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Blogger JDB said...

But what of the Silly Party, or even the Very Silly Party? :-p

Friday, May 04, 2007  
Blogger Chris James said...

They lost three seats in Burnley.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007  

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