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Reid attacks Tory ‘human shields’


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This post was published more than 13 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 13 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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

The most ridiculous thing about this news conference was the way in which Mr Blair introduced Mr Reid by saying how the Conservatives wouldn’t reveal their health policy because they were embarrassed about it, and then Mr Reid used almost his entire speech to criticise Conservative policy whilst telling us nothing about Labour policy.

And why is it that Labour completely fail to concede that there are various ways of approaching health issues? They just arrogantly state that their method is right, and everbody else is necessarily wrong. It makes them look silly and puerile, and certainly doesn’t encourage sensible, adult discussion and debate.

For a party that’s supposedly lost its arrogance in it’s Conference Epiphany, it’s doing a very good job of, erm, being arrogant.

This 425th post was filed under: Election 2005.

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