Friday, May 11, 2007

In Passing…

Just a couple of acknowledgements of issues from past blogs:

Coming...

JOSE RAMOS-HORTA has secured a stunning victory in Timor Leste’s (East Timor) run-off presidential election, winning 73 per cent of the 90 per cent of votes counted so far after sweeping the capital, Dili, and western mountain districts. He declined to declare victory until the final results had been announced.

The main opponent, parliamentary Speaker Francisco "Lu Olo" Guterres, refused to concede but, apart from in one district, had little chance of making up lost ground.

Going...

Tony Blair will tender his resignation to the Queen on June 27, and step down after a six-week Labour leadership contest that is a mere formality to elect the Chancellor, Gordon Brown.

About time Tony! Though it would be encouraging to see some real democracy in the mother of parliaments.

3 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

Tony's joining up with the idiot bush was his biggest mistake. I wonder if deep inside he admits he was used and detests what he did?

Kvatch said...

About time Tony! Though it would be encouraging to see some real democracy in the mother of parliaments.

Well what do you expect from a country that is putting in place laws that allow the executive to create law without consulting parliament?

And respond to PoP... Blair is nothing if not the consumate opportunist. John Birch could have come to power in the US and Blair would still have snuggled up to him.

Cartledge said...

PoP I think deep down he is annoyed that the voters don't simply accept his dalliance with the shrub as valid.
Poor Tony is hurt by the public feeling.

froggy, what can I say? Except that the continuing erosion of our democracies is distressing.