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Warning: This post was published more than 13 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 13 years since I wrote this post.
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Many thanks for your understanding.

Blair, March 2003: “I have never put our justification for action as regime change.”

Blair, September 2003: “I can only go one way, I’ve not got a reverse gear”

Blair, March 2004: “We surely have a responsibility to act when a nation’s people are subjected to a regime such as Saddam’s”

Choice Quotes from the 2001 Manifesto:

  • “We have a global responsibility to play our part in reducing international conflict”
  • “Our armed forces are the best in the world at … keeping the peace where they can.”
  • “We will not introduce ‘top-up’ fees and have legislated to prevent them.”
  • “We will ensure that the [university] funding system continues to promote access and excellence.”
  • “With Labour, by 2004 patients will be able to see a GP within 48 hours”
  • “We will give every citizen a personal smartcard containing key medical data giving access to their medical records.”

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 76th post was filed under: Politics.






More posts worth reading

What I’ve been reading this month (published 4th March 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 6th February 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 31st December 2016)

Daily dumbing (published 9th March 2006)

John Prescott to retire at next election (published 27th August 2007)

That ‘awful man’ gets argumentative (published 26th August 2005)

Photo-a-day 243: Pods (published 30th August 2012)


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