Blair is living in a state of deluded denial

There never was a truer example of ‘when you’re in a hole, stop digging’.   His article in the Observer today is a gift to his opponents, but it does even more damage to himself.   He reveals himself as increasingly deserted even his previous closest followers, an utterly broken man watching everything he stood for swept away before his eyes.   He has gone from opposition to delusion, from hysteria to denial.   But what is perhaps most disturbing of all is that he can’t, as he himself candidly admits, understand why the Corbyn earthquake is happening.   He just blankly refuses to acknowledge the passionate resentment which he and New Labour created by laying the foundations for the financial crash of 2008-9 and making the squeezed middle and brutally punished poor pay for it, by taking Britain without any constitutional approval into an illegal was with Iraq, by introducing into politics the hated regime of spin and manipulation , by indulging now his squalid lust for money-making, and by clearly having no more overriding desire than to strut the world with Bush.

He describes his opponents as trapped “in their own hermetically sealed bubble”, when that applies exactly to himself.   If what he says were really true, why has the Labour electorate swelled to over 600,000, 50% larger than he managed even at the height of his pomp when so many were glad to be rid of the Tories on 1st May 1997?   Why is he so unfeeling and unapologetic about aligning the New Labour alongside the Tories in pursuit of austerity from 2010 onwards, especially since Osborne’s policy (to shrink the State) has been so dramatically unsuccessful in reducing the deficit?   Why did he urge the Blairites to support the government’s welfare bill which opposed every tenet of the real Labour Party?   Why did he push for privatisation of the NHS and other public services?   Why did his acolyte Mandelson say “New Labour is “relaxed at people becoming filthy rich”, and proved it by letting inequality balloon to even highe heights than under Thatcher?

So after doing all those things, how does he expect Labour members and the country to treat him?   After a 20-year temp;orary iruption of hi-jacking the party down a route utterly alien to its founders, in order to ingratiate himself with corporate and financial leaders on their terms, how can he imagine that anyone wants him back?   He has a lot to learn, less egoism, more humility.

11 thoughts on “Blair is living in a state of deluded denial

  1. Bomber blair hay hes worried man he could be held to account for his deeds hum still no ones looking into atos has two point two million go to the frog boss yet were is the proffits going to has bombmer blairs wallet gets fatter the man who broke the labour party apart jeff3

  2. All the arguments of the anti-Corbyn mafia in the Labour Party can be summed up by one phrase -‘ it’s wrong to do what’s right’.

  3. You sum him up well.

    The return to a morality we understand = 610,000.

    It is now right to do what’s right.

  4. Well, I’m no psychiatrist, but isn’t Blair displaying the traits of an egomaniac?

    So why exactly are he and many in the PLP so much against Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the Labour Party? Is it really that, despite all the evidence we now have to the contrary , they really do believe he’ll lead the Party into unelectable oblivion? Or are they perhaps afraid that he’ll put a brake on their money grabbing ways?

    Ironically, very many people hadn’t even heard of Jeremy Corbyn until Blair’s first intervention, which was more widely publicised than any thing JC had done upto then. So everything Blair has done to scupper his chances has spectacularly backfired, to JC’s advantage.

    Go, Jeremy!

  5. ‘The hated regime of spin and manipulation’, which Mr Meacher alludes to has far deeper roots within the Labour Party than the days of Blair. Manipulation, of a variety of forms, was the favourite tool of the trade union movement in order to control both the policies and selection of candidates throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Hardly the rose-tinted vision of perfect party democracy that the Corbynistas like to both evoke, and will to return.

  6. Blair is like most world leaders who no longer have power and that is to always blame everyone but themselves for their downfall and then go to live with their wealth in lavish surroundings and backbite others from the side line’s

    Blair’s legacy for 11 years of prime minister was overall very poor as he like other prime ministers before him failed to even get the basics of the country right, which is housing

    There is no other point to mention because if you cannot get your housing policy’s right no one worldwide like me would treat you seriously in any other conversation

    To me you would be classed as a fool and with much regret, that is how most ministers govern their countries today and that is with contempt

    A labour leader like Corbyn change the politics of the uk for ever and that day can’t come soon enough where the power of the government is put back into the hands of the people

  7. Was your avoidance of mentioning his deliberately opening the door to millions of immigrants because Labour is still relaxed about it?
    Do you think Corbyn will do anything about changing our money system?

  8. Mike have you thought about all they took away from government’s run now being done by serco atos maximus crapita and the likes no monies being saved there no monies saved like they said infact they defrauding the tax payer by claiming for works not done nay it wasnt about saving monies only so that they could get their grubby hands on the tax pot yet you ask about monies will bringing these back under government’s control bring back more jobs more security has leaving it the private sector brought nothing but fraudulent trade and fraud by those who awarded contracts to these companies whilst being on the payroll monies yes now going to offshore accounts not being spent over here ah im getting cold im getting agast at peoples attitudes mememe but remember them who need help otherwise you doom oneselfs jeff3

  9. It certainly looks like Jeremy Corbyn is going to win Labour’s leadership election, but if he is cheated out of it he should say to his supporters within the party it is time to leave Labour behind and form a new party from the traditional wing of the old. Now that really would split the Labour Party, not the silly claims made by Harriet Harman. He should do it if the vote is rigged. The people of this country need it, and we need somebody like him.

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