The Curmudgeon


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Humanitarian Intervention

Perhaps emboldened by the retirement from politics of his chum and fellow torture fan, the Other Miliband, the Ascended Incarnation of the Reverend Blair has been sermonising upon the subject of British public opinion. The insights into the British public mind which Tony has gleaned from his years of lecturing rich Americans for large sums of money are much as one would expect: the British, like Tony and the Americans, are tired of disagreements at the top and are simply longing for a political culture composed of interchangeable managerial drones who just get on and fix things while remaining intensely relaxed about who may profit from the repairs. We live in a post-political age in which all the important questions have been satisfactorily settled, as may be seen from the Reverend Blair's own example. During his time in office, his reverence had no truck with abstruse ideological matters such as the need for a proper infrastructure, the power and corruption of financial institutions, the concentration of the media in the hands of foaming right-wing foreigners, or the rule of international law. He just got on and fixed things, and look at the progress we've made. Why, in the 1990s it was even possible for a fanatically Atlanticist, right-wing ex-prime minister to snipe from the sidelines at the bland mediocrity who had taken over as party leader. Thank goodness that doesn't happen any more.


  • At 10:59 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    I'm not sure what is worse: the damage they do while in office or having to listen to their sanctimonious hectoring about the evils of democracy from the sidelines from a safe, well-financed and non-prison retirement.


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