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Sonny Ramadhin
Sonny Ramadhin
8 months ago

I have spent time in a great deal of the towns and villages of the North East and believe that the region is lost to Labour. The Tories have years before the next General election and locals are anything but a proxy. The media will explain the result through there own prejudices as usual but it doesn’t bare any reflection of the thoughts of the people. Can Labour convince voters to return to them by promising to control inflation, prevent ideology in classrooms, not raise taxes but pay for more and more services? Labour aren’t taken seriously anymore and beyond the far from bustling Sedgefield Green and Tea rooms, few like Starmer. Tory hating of the like seen in the Guardian and on the BBC is a preserve of the middle classes these days and people simply don’t care what Johnson etc. do because there is no alternative.

57% of people want Starmer as PM? Have a think about this.

I used to appreciate the effort that the author goes to, visiting towns and talking to people but in the end I am not sure a true understanding of a place and the people within it can be gained during a single visit. All I see now is a niche the author has seized upon in order to extrapolate to another boring article about national politics.

Matt M
Matt M
8 months ago
Reply to  Sonny Ramadhin

As long as Labour have no solution to illegal immigration, think “transwomen are women”, take the knee to BLM and give off the impression that they want to re-join the EU, Boris and the Tories are pretty safe.

Prashant Kotak
Prashant Kotak
8 months ago

Love that picture of TB. That vein, under the skin on his temple, curving upwards from the eyebrow, as though masking satanic horns under a humanist patina… And those opaque eyes, gazing out of that aqualine face, unsmiling and pitiless… The epitome of a Sith lord pretending to be a politician. Surely they can find him a spot on the next Star Wars movie?

Last edited 8 months ago by Prashant Kotak
Delia Barkley-Delieu
Delia Barkley-Delieu
8 months ago

Blair isn’t remembered in a favourable light. He is Yesterday’s Man and no poster boy for the party.
Labour remains a split party, the party with far-left Momentum still pulling strings. In leader Starmer they have a boring man who lies, kneels, embraces wokery, thinks women have penises, doesn’t recognise the security of our borders, the Muslim grooming gangs of the north or the struggles of honest working people.
In his deputy Angela Rayner we have a coarse and predictable woman who cashes in on her working class roots at every turn, a duplicitous type who also lies (Durhamgate) and now laughs that in crossing her legs frequently and flashing her ‘growler’ when facing the PM in the house, she has the power to distract/shame him. Those disgraceful feminine whiles of entrapment which she says she employs, say so much about her feminist credentials. She’s a disgrace to the party and the sisterhood.
Labour ahead in the polls? Really? Who conducted them?
No one wants a Labour government given the credentials and calibre of the party leader and his deputy. A Blair-ite won’t save the party either. It’s rotten to the core.

Al M
Al M
8 months ago

I must offer my congratulations on your wonderfully deployed vernacular.

Last edited 8 months ago by Al M
AC Harper
AC Harper
8 months ago

You can write books and articles about Thatcher or Churchill or Wilson and feel secure that no-one can convincingly point to modern events that will expose your opinions as false.
Blair has the misfortune (from a journalistic point of view) to still be alive. This means that any hagiography cannot survive contact with the Real Blair, and by extension any nostalgia for New Labour will be constrained too.

David Lindsay
David Lindsay
9 months ago

The ubiquitous Tony Blair is far younger than Joe Biden, and his party will be requiring a candidate at Sedgefield. Put or shut up, Blair. Put up or shut up.

John Smethurst
John Smethurst
8 months ago

“Labour is currently polling 13% ahead for the local elections on Thursday.” Really….and even after Durham Gate? 

Al M
Al M
8 months ago

If he was such a devout constituency MP he would have served his time after stepping down as PM in 2007. He took the choice to become Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds, thus showing utter contempt for his constituents, Parliament and the UK electorate. And then he became very rich indeed.

ARNAUD ALMARIC
ARNAUD ALMARIC
8 months ago

Not another essay on the wretched Tony Blair!
Why can’t we just forget him, and condemn him to the “pit of eternal stench”?
If this continues he will soon acquire the cult status of a pygmy Adolph H****r.

D Ward
D Ward
8 months ago

The good people of Sedgefield have a lot they should be ashamed about, and they owe the rest of us a huge apology.

polidori redux
polidori redux
8 months ago

Whatever. Blair was a public schoolboy faking a concern for the lower orders in order to get himself elected. He was, and still is, a charlatan.

Ascende Master
Ascende Master
8 months ago

In ’83 Blairfilth’s election leaflets in Sedgefield clearly stated his opposition to Britain’s EU membership. Lie upon lie from the very beginning.