November 7, 2004


Blair to Visit Victorious Bush in D.C. (JENNIFER LOVEN, 11/06/04, Associated Press)

President Bush's first postelection meeting with a foreign leader comes this week when Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, a staunch ally on Iraq, is due for two days of discussions at the White House.

Blair will be in Washington on Thursday and Friday for meetings to chart the way forward on a range of issues including terrorism and Iraq, White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.

McClellan said the meeting is part of Bush's intention to reach out to allies in Europe and NATO (news - web sites) "to promote development and progress, to defeat the terrorists and to encourage freedom and democracy as alternatives to tyranny and terror."

Mr. Howard and Mr. Bush having won historic victories ought to give the Tories food for thought--but won't.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 7, 2004 11:11 AM

Do you ever get the feeling that maybe Labour and the Conservatives ought to swap party names?

Posted by: Joe at November 7, 2004 8:10 PM

The Labour Left is really loony. Jim McDermott and John Conyers and Mad Maxine are to its right.

Other than the Thatcherites, the UK conservatives are divided into the pro-Euro toffs like Kenneth Clarke who hate America but love Europe because of the wonderful times they have in Tuscany, the Dordogne and the Algarve and Colonel Blimps who hate America because we are ruddy colonial bumpkins who don't show proper respect to their laughable little empire.

Posted by: Bart at November 8, 2004 7:14 AM