The latest polls in the UK give “Teflon Tony” Blair 30% of the vote. Looks like he’ll get a third term as Prime Minister. A couple of interesting things in this article. First, 59% of the voters believe he lied about weapons in Iraq. I find this astonishing, especially after intelligence commissions from both the US and the UK found there was no deception by Bush or Blair. Second, the article states that Blair has brought the Labour party out of the “political wilderness” by moving the party right-ward:
Under Blair the party has moved to the right, dumping many of its old socialist tenets and traditions — much to the dismay of older party loyalists and trades unions who want more left-wing polices reintroduced.
This ain’t your daddy’s Labour party.