Oh, the tales I could tell you about UK politics... But let's just put it this way: the Labour party - or any other party, except maybe Liberals, only care what people are thinking of them when it's time for elections.

One good example is of course the war - there was a huge anti-war demonstration with around 1 million people taking part (estimates wew from .5 - 2 million people). And Tony Blair simply said that the people didn't understand what they were talking about and that they were simply wrong. The matter was of couse already decided by then - even the parlament didn't really have a say on it although Tony (out of pity, I'd assume, because it wasn't mandatory) did decide to hold a vote on it. Of course, by then all the command carreirs and warships had already left for the Gulf - we saw them leaving Portsmouth long before the vote.

And what comes to David Blunkett - who's always been one of my least favourite politicans, for this and many other decisions he's done in the past - I doubt that he's going to listen to anyone's opinion any more than Tony. At least on this issue there has been some opposition inside the party as well as outside... Not that it's going to make any difference anyway.

--Milla, 12-Nov-2003


Gah.

Couldn't you have a revolution or something? Or does the majority not care?

--JanneJalkanen, 12-Nov-2003


My dear sir, what would the neighbours think?

It'a country with abslotule no tradition for raising up to the barricades... a country with no constitution, who ratified UN human rights only couple of years ago.

I think they believe in their hearts that whatever the powers that be choose to do will be for the best.

No, really.

--Milla, 13-Nov-2003



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