Campbell going to resign!

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by toontra, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2003
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    London UK
    #1
    It appears Alistair Campbell, who many think did Blair's bidding over the intelligence reports leading up to war, is strongly rumored to have told Blair that he will resign when his name is cleared of wrongdoing.

    Spinning to the last! Surely he couldn't be attempting to pre-empt a messy end by saying if it all goes wrong,"Hey, I'd told you I was going to resign all along!" Judicial enquiries, such as the one soon underway, are hardly ever able to be positively black or white. All he will be hoping for is a slight gray area which he can attempt to use to clear his tattered reputation, thus boosting his ratings in the job market.

    Things are falling apart for Blair in a huge way now; he now has very few (if any) of his inner circle of advisors who have guided his career over the past ten years (way before coming PM) left. Geoff Hoon (Defence Secretary) in being increasingly distanced by Blair over the death of the weapons expert, and looks likely to be forced to carry the can over that tawdry episode.

    Blair's ratings are plummeting according to the most recent polls. All I can say, once again, is good riddance - you go against the will of your people at huge risk.
     
  2. macrumors 601

    zimv20

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Messages:
    4,355
    Location:
    chicago
    #2
    wow.

    well, cnn.com doesn't have the story, but they are carrying this as one of the top stories: "'Friends' star to be in spin-off"

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2003
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    London UK
    #3
    Here's a LINK to what the BBC is saying on this at the moment.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    pivo6

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2002
    Messages:
    1,728
    Location:
    Minnesota
    #4
    When does Blair have to call elections? I ask because I think that he will step down right before then. He may not want to step down, but ultimately will for the good of the party.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

    Flowbee

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    2,957
    Location:
    Alameda, CA
    #5
    American (television) news is so frustrationg! When I tune in to the BBC, I'm amazed at all the news happening around the world that we hear nothing about.
     
  6. SPG
    macrumors 65816

    SPG

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2001
    Messages:
    1,083
    Location:
    In the shadow of the Space Needle.
    #6
    Yeah, I totally agree. I ditched cable a couple months ago and the only thing I miss is Comedy Central. Luckily we get BBC over the air on PBS at night.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2003
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    London UK
    #7
    Elections in 2 years. I agree - I think he'll stand down before then (if he wants his party to win), unless anything is made to stick over his involvement with the doctoring of intelligence before then.

    Flowbee/SPG
    IMO the BBC has done a remarkable job throughout this past six months. Because the government has such a huge majority, and the leader of the main opposition party is an ineffectual cretin, the BBC has effectively taken the role of the opposition. Without them following up every scent of wrongdoing and daring to question the government's position, despite knowing that such an stance may well jeopardize their license as a public-service broadcasted, many of these stories wouldn't have seen the light of day. Good on them, I say.
     

Share This Page