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Warning: This post was published more than 11 years ago.

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Tony Blair today defended his decision to take the country to war and accused the opposition parties of campaigning on Iraq because they have “nothing serious to say about the issues facing our country for the future”.

So says the Grauniad. But, in response to Mr Blair, isn’t the gravest issue for our future the responsibility we place in our leaders to ensure our own security? And if this election will result in the election of a Prime Minister who can declare war at will, isn’t it important to know that he would only do that for the best of reasons? It’s possibly the most important issue about our future.

And, besides, the other parties have said far more than Labour about their plans for the future of our country. And their leaders weren’t orange when they said it. And where have your wrinkles disappeared to? Botoxia?

This 535th post was filed under: Election 2005.






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