CLARE SHORT left Blair’s cabinet with a bang. Her resignation speech
contained a withering attack on the "control freakery" of the Blairite
"clique" at the top of the party and Blair’s "presidential" rule by
"diktat". Her attacks will have found an echo amongst many people,...
TONY BLAIR hoped his Iraq ’victory’ would help New Labour in the 1 May
elections. But rather than a ’Baghdad bounce’, it was more like a
’Baghdad trounce’. New Labour lost votes nationwide due to anger on the
war. In particular, they lost several councils in areas with large
TONY BLAIR tries to justify New Labour’s plans for foundation hospitals
by harking back to the foundation of the National Health Service (NHS)
in 1948, when working class people finally won access to health care,
free at the point of use.