Thursday, May 26, 2016

Joe Mellor — British people ‘will never forgive’ Blair, says poll

Another legacy down the toilet. History will not be kind. America, we're waiting.
There have already been rumours that the Chilcot inquiry will come down hard on Tony Blair, and a lot of the British people blame him for entering a war that was unnecessary and possibly illiegal.
Recently Blair himself admitted that he “profoundly” underestimated the complexity of Middle Eastern politics.
Now a survey by pollsters YouGov in the Independent ahead of the report by Chilcot, which will be released in July, found only eight per cent think he did absolutely nothing wrong.
Even worse for Blair more than half of the people polled said they will “never forgive” him for taking the UK into a bloody conflict in Iraq, the backlash which still persists today, and has seen the formation of IS, a terror group who many would argue is a lot worse than Sadam Hussein.…
A majority (53 per cent) say that they could never forgive him. Just 8 per cent think Mr Blair did nothing wrong, whilst 15 per believe it’s time we forgave him for his misjudgments.…
As time passes fewer and fewer people are comfortable with the Iraq war and its reasons for it. Tony Blair may have a lot more questions to answer in the coming months and years. It seems unlikely that there are going to be many new fans of Mr Blair anytime soon.


Schofield said...

"New Labour" very quickly morphed into "Another Betrayal" under Tony Blair but the British electorate like the American one only have themselves to blame for taking little interest in their nation's affairs. Neo-Liberalism/Neo-Conservatism thrives on such apathy!

Ralph Musgrave said...

“..Blair himself admitted that he “profoundly” underestimated the complexity of Middle Eastern politics.” That’s a joke: only a few days ago he was advocating another large scale military intervention in the Middle East: to sort out ISIS. See:

Apparently he doesn’t understand that ISIS is just one of the numerous groups in the Middle East with an ISIS type ideology – though ISIS is clearly the biggest such group just at the moment. So deafeating ISIS militarily could easily be a waste of time. I’d have thought it was blitheringly obvious that Jihad is inherent to Islam, given the large number of terrorist crimes committed by Muslims all over the World.

In the UK, 90% of terrorist acts are carried out by Muslims rather than Hindus, Athiests etc. Given that Muslims make up about 5% of the population, that means terrorists are over-represented in the Muslim population by a factor of about 200 – or 20,000% if you like percentages. But of course according to PC logic, that proves Islam is a religion of peace.

Ralph Musgrave said...

It gets worse: weeks before the Iraq war, seems that Bush didn't know there were two groups in Iraq, Sunni and Shia, likely to start quarreling AFTER the war: