Thursday 13 August 2015
Can Blair ever match Thatcher....for being hated by the Left?
Tony Blair is trying, without much chance of success, to stop Jeremy Corbyn being elected as leader of the Labour party.
(I never did get round to registering to vote as it happens...)
In an article in the Gaurdian, he makes a plea for sanity to a whipped up tribe of lefties. His article is very 'meh', of note is that he even feels he has to start it with 'even if you hate me....'
But the comments, wow they are amazing. The level of vitriol is outstanding. Blair had a checkered time as PM but his worst legacy was to let Brown have the keys when he left.
The Left now hate him, indeed, it had me wondering. Can he achieve the impossible and be hated as much as 'Fatcher' with every evil in the world his fault. I would never have believed that anyone else could be lifted to that level. Perhaps like Iran, where the US is the Great Satan and others can only attain 'Little Satan' status.
An strange turn of events though. I am glad I am not a lefty, all that confected hate and angst must be very trying to live with.