posted on Feb, 27 2003 @ 06:46 AM
Yesterday the parliamentary labour party handed Blair a warning.Go to war without the UN and you are on your own.Yet the US media does not seem to
understand the import of this vote.This was the biggest rebellion of government backbenchers in over a hundred years.Queen Victoria was on the throne
the last time Britain saw it's like.
The US media is concentrating on the victory but the victory was never in doubt.This vote should be seen as a stern warning by Labour backbenchers to
the Prime Minister.The Government have promised another vote.If Mr Blair has no UN resolution and continues to back Bush the Government will need
Opposition Conservative MP's to carry the day.This would be a disaster for the Government who could expect Cabinet resignations,Labour Backbenchers
resigning the whip or even crossing the house to the Liberal Democrats,even a leadership challenge is not unthinkable.The May local,Scotish,and Welsh
elections could find that support around the country has been decimated by the unwillingness of the British Prime Minister to listen to his own
people.What is obvious,though,is that Blair no longer controls his own political destiny he is completely in the hands of President Bush.That a Labour
Prime Minister from a Geordie constituancy should put his faith in a Texas Republican President who shows no apreciation or understanding of this
dillema is beyond belief.Like many in this country I am continually amazed by the untimely comments coming from the American Administration each one
damages Blair even more than the last.The next month or two should be interesting.It's a bit like watching a train crash in slow motion.Is Blair
Committing Political Suicide or Is Bush Pulling The Trigger????????
Reeling from a huge backbench rebellion over Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair is flying to Madrid for talks with his Spanish counterpart, and key ally,
Jose Maria Aznar
LONDON, Feb. 26 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair weathered the biggest revolt of his term from within the ruling Labor Party and won a parliamentary
endorsement tonight for his pro-American position on the Iraq crisis.