November 10, 2005

FORTUNATELY, GORDON BROWN IS NO DICK CHENEY:

Blair's blackest day (George Jones, 10/11/2005, Daily Telegraph)

Tony Blair suffered a devastating blow to his authority last night as Labour MPs helped to inflict the first defeat of his eight-year premiership by decisively voting down plans to detain terrorist suspects for up to 90 days.

Although Downing Street insisted that the 31-vote defeat was not an issue of confidence, Labour MPs said it raised fresh questions about how long Mr Blair could remain Prime Minister.


Blairism doesn't require Blair as much as Clintonism did Clinton or Thatcherism did Thatcher, thanks to Mr. Brown being in the on-deck circle.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 10, 2005 8:10 AM
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