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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Britain - Great no more?

It may be time to remove the "Great" from in front of the "Britain."

Britons want Tony Blair to step down within the next year, members of his own cabinet are resigning, and the British public want to distance themselves from America.

Check out this excerpt:

But it is the latest poll that delivers the most damning indictment of Blair's foreign policy. It found that nearly three quarters (73 percent) of the public believe that "the British government's foreign policy, especially its support for the invasion of Iraq and refusal to demand an immediate ceasefire by Israel in the recent war against Hezbollah in Lebanon, has significantly increased the risk of terrorist attacks on Britain."

Moreover, three fifths (62 percent) agree that "in order to reduce the risk of future terrorist attacks on Britain the government should change its foreign policy, in particular by distancing itself from America, being more critical of Israel and declaring a timetable for withdrawing from Iraq."


Britain, once the empire upon which "The sun never sets", later became the last bastion of the free world, when in the late 1930's it was basically Great Britain and their lion of a leader, Winston Churchill, who stood between Hitler/Tojo/Mussolini and world domination. Now they are turning into France-with-daily-baths.

Churchill may have been the finest leader of the 20th century and Margaret Thatcher more or less the equivalent of England's Ronald Reagan. But once Tony Blair steps down, it appears that the political climate in England has gone from confrontation to appeasement.

I fear that if the English go soft and America goes Democrat, we will soon see a replay of the conditions in the 1930's, when despotic countries began to dominate and overtake the weak while the remaining free nations for the most part avoided any conflicts. Then it was Great Britain that held down the fort until the United States belatedly entered the fray of WWII and helped tip the balance in favor of the good guys.

Tony, the free world will miss you. Great Britain, I am afraid we are about to lose you to the cringing appeasers, hoping against hope that if you mollify the terrorists they will go away. They won't.

4 comments:

highboy said...

Yeah, now the liberals want our objective to be "win over their hearts and minds."

C'mon, lets face it: Blair is too conservative for the liberal Europe.

creeper said...

"I am afraid we are about to lose you to the cringing appeasers, hoping against hope that if you mollify the terrorists they will go away. They won't."

Did going into Iraq increase or decrease the terrorist threat?

Juggling Mother said...

"Blair is too conservative for the liberal Europe."

Umm, highboy, you do know that Blair leads the socialist Labour Party don't you?

Blair transformed the Labour party when he became leader in 1994 taking it from an unelectable rabble to a polished popular party that won an actual majority of the votes in 1997.

i can't remember the exact figures, but he was the most popular PM for 50 years, the youngest for 150 & the only Labour PM EVER to serve more than one term. (He is currently serving his third term)

During his first two terms he had massive popular support as unemployment fell, public services improved, the health service & education recieved much needed & belated funding. He was re-elected in 2004. That was after the Iraq war had started.

Although the majority of the British public do not agree with the Iraq war now (I would say it was barely 50% when it started), that is not why we can't wait to get rid of him. We want him gone becaus he has completely lost any concept of reality! In the past two years he has pushed through any number of disliked policies, specifically in education reforms, NHS "initiatives" and security. Of course his obvious friedship with Bush hasn't helped, but I can pinpoint the day he lost popular support. It was the day he said that he prayed for guidance in deciding what to do about Iraq.

we expect our country to be run depending on the will of the people, not the personal interpretation of the will of God. Unlike in the US, our politicians are mostly atheists, or at least keep their religion in their private lives.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Moreover, three fifths (62 percent) agree that "in order to reduce the risk of future terrorist attacks on Britain the government should change its foreign policy, in particular by distancing itself from America, being more critical of Israel and declaring a timetable for withdrawing from Iraq."..yea yea let them accept dhimmitude!..they shall reap what they sow Radar!!!