Thursday, September 07, 2006

Tony Blair.

There has been tremendous media interest this week about Tony Blair, the Prime Minister of the UK. Media commentators and politicians are asking when Tony Blair will step down from being Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party. I am amazed at how much time and column inches this issue has gained. I do not think that the media in the UK should have made such a big story out of this speculation. It is nothing more than speculation by the media and some political back benchers. If I was a journalist I would not be wasting my time with this issue which I consider to be a non-story.

Tony Blair was elected by his constituents to be their MP in the UK Parliament. They and only his constituents can elect him as their MP. The Labour Party elected Tony Blair to be their leader and therefore Prime Minister. The Labour Party and only the members of the Labour Party can elect their own leader.

I do not like the policies and style of government that Tony Blair has delivered but we have a democracy here in the UK and this is the way it works. The people had the chance to vote and they have voted. People have no right to decide when, if at all, Tony Blair should stand down. He is our Prime Minister and that is the way it should stay without any nagging by other people who had their own chance before to seek election as an MP.

I think the media and the back benchers should lay off Tony Blair and leave him alone to do the job for which he was elected. The media should be reporting news that really matters to people not this worthless speculation. Any Labour Party back benchers who are unhappy with the leadership of the party by Tony Blair are welcome to leave the Labour Party and join another political party, start their own party or stand as an independent.

I short, leave the bloke alone. You elected him, now let him lead our government.
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