Saturday, April 30, 2005

Brown Puts Iraq in Election Spotlight

Something of a puzzler this; why would Brown return to the Iraq issue when it is leaving the news agenda and so close to polling day? A bid for an early leadership change perhaps? His idea to let parliament always have a say on whether the country goes to war could be construed as an attempt to woo the PLP (Parliamentary Labour Party), laying the foundation for him moving on Blair sooner than most people think.

I've thought often these past few months that Blair will be gone alot sooner that most people think. Some people I know think Blair will be gone in about 12 to 18 months, I don't think it'll be that long; I think he'll be got rid of by the end of the year...

"Tony Blair's finance minister Gordon Brown reignited the unpopular Iraq war as an election issue on Saturday, just days before Britain's May 5 vote, by saying parliament should have the last say on military action.

Brown's comments came despite attempts by his center-left Labor party to steer its campaign onto what strategists see as vote-winning issues, including the economy and health." Link


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