March 2, 2006


Blair lowers his sights as schools rebellion grows (David Charter, 3/02/06, Times of London)

TONY BLAIR appeared to concede that he would need Conservative votes to save his school reforms yesterday when he lowered his target for support from his rebellious backbenchers.

Accused by a Labour MP of playing Lewis Carroll politics, Mr Blair insisted that more of his own MPs than Conservatives would vote for his Education and Inspections Bill.

But as Labour has 353 MPs compared to the Conservatives’ 196, a difference of 157, that was a significant lowering of Mr Blair’s previous aim of winning enough Labour support to preserve his 64-seat majority.

No shame in it--Bill Clinton's entire positive legacy depended on the votes of Republicans in Congress.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 2, 2006 9:11 AM
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