Pottypilgrim":7dc475mc said:Dont be like some idiots on here Quinny. Is this Bill to make marches/protests illegal? We both know its not so why say it.
No, it isn't what the law is about - I was being flippant. However, given the chance I'd put good money on Patel wanting to stamp down on any kind of social protest (especially one which paralyses the centre of London). But that's my opinion...
Also, is having Corbyn leading the Party really a Labour failing? Isn't the Leader of a Political Party elected? Think that its the Labour party members that failed there? Are you a Labour party member Quinny?
No, I'm not a member of the Labour party - as is the vast majority of the electorate who regularly vote Labour in elections (actually I vote LibDem in local elections, mainly because there usually aren't any Labour candidates in my area) - but that doesn't stop me having an opinion as to who would be better placed to be leader of the party. I like Corbyn - I like and agree with a lot of his opinions - but given the shift of the Overton Window in the UK to the right, his stance is more and more at odds with the general feeling of the country. As far as I am concerned (again, my opinion), the Labour Party is more likely to remove the Tories from power under Starmer than under Corbyn (or one of his supporters).
Leading us into war was a massive failing but I've yet to hear any actual condemnation of Blair or a calling for him to be held accountable by the lefties on here. They're quick to call out the Conservatives. All I've heard is them telling me that they went on the march.
OK - I'll call out on Blair. I think he was wrong to lead us into that War, I believe he misled Parliament and the population as to the reasons why we should have gone to war. He was told - twice - by the Attorney General at the time that it was illegal, and Lord Goldsmith was sent away by Blair twice to find a way to make it legal. Kofi Anan at the time said the invasion was illegal.
I would not shed any tears if Blair was tried in an international court over this. Happy now?