Past Tense

Just sat watching Blair making some speech to a Labour Party 'policy forum'.

This may not be the best way to spend a sunny Saturday morning (although having spent Friday night watching The Two Ronnies it may be a step forward) but it's noticable that Tony Blair has begun to speak about himself and Prescott in the past tense.

It's the same tactic as his 'apology' over Iraq. Don't actually say anything, just keep on saying that you have.

And it's palpable that every time he makes a speech, his next sentence might be his standing down announcement. Especially since in Prescott's preamble he basically said there'll be a leadership election in 'the next few months'.


Oh, and he's just used the old "Take the Lib Dems for instance.., no really, you can take the Lib Dems" joke.

Well done Tony.

So it's going to be an interesting year for UK politics, especially if there's a snap General Election in the Autumn, followed by a blinder in the States in 2008.