Thursday, May 11, 2006

Dumping Blair's legacy

Brown in Blair's shadow
Anatole Kaletsky has some thoughts for the Chancellor:

The key lesson of history for Mr Brown concerns the steps he must take to avoid the long-term fate of John Major: to do this he must immediately ditch the Blairite policies most responsible for the present Government’s demise. Mr Blair’s equivalent of poll tax may be legislation on ID cards or hospital reforms, but the policy at the heart of Mr Blair’s failure — the equivalent of the rows and misjudgments over ERM membership under Margaret Thatcher and then under John Major — is Mr Blair’s relationship with the Bush Administration and his policy on Iraq.

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