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Originally posted by benjj
Now, I have no problem with Scot's at all...
Today, the situation is very different. To exchange Blair for Brown in mid-campaign would be tantamount to an admission of defeat. With a cabal of Scottish internationalists, led by Robin Cook, in the ascendant, and Labour reverting to its former role as the peace party, the new prime minister would perforce disguise his undoubted Atlanticist sympathies.
If Mr Brown were to follow Mr Cook's advice on Iraq, he would be the most disloyal ally in the history of the special relationship. To follow the Spanish example, without even the mitigating circumstance of the Madrid bombs, would be a permanent stain on British honour. Even if Mr Bush were to lose in November, the betrayal would poison relations with a Democrat in the White House, too.
And believe me Seekerof the Daily Telegraph is not representative of British public opinion