Monday, February 06, 2006

Cutting down President Blair

David Cameron is trying to drag Britain's constitution into the 19th century, proposing that Parliament rather than the Prime Minister should have the power to:

  • declare war and send troops abroad;

  • make international and European treaties;

  • make appointments and award honours;

  • make major changes to the structure of government.

President Blair is resisting, but with agreement from Gordon Brown and the Lib Dems we might finally see the UK make progress towards the checks and balances the US colonists fought the Revolutionary War to achieve in 1776…


Word Mincer said...

I was wondering how long it would be before Cameron made a fool of himself... it was only a matter of time I guess.

Ian Brown said...

Hi Carol -- do you think the Prime Minister should retain these powers with no parliamentary oversight?

Word Mincer said...

no, i don't... actually, i think i misunderstood the original post... [embarrassed now] ...must read up and educate myself more before inserting foot into mouth!

Chris said...

It's scary when you find yourself agreeing with the Tory's over Labour; right call though.