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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how 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 very well have changed in the 14 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

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.

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McKeith a doctor no more (published 12th February 2007)

We can make this marriage work (published 15th February 2005)

Alastair Campbell and ‘screwing up’ (published 19th June 2007)

Photo-a-day 222: Big industrial what-not (published 10th August 2012)

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