It is now time to prick her inflated bubble of self congratulation; so "eloquently" espoused by John Despot, when he opened the conference by telling the delegates that they should all give each other a hug/handshake of congratulations for their "achievements".
The best way to do this is from within, Lance Price (former deputy to Alastair Campbell) has given the media the ammunition to do just that.
Price has published a book, "The Spin Doctor's Diary", which gives a frank account of the tantrums and cynicism of Blairy's inner circle.
Amongst the goodies contained with in the book are the following:
- Blairy privately seemed to "relish" sending British forces to Iraq as his "first blooding", while publicly claiming he did it "with a heavy heart"; ie he is two faced.
- Blairy referred to the "f****** Welsh" when an election in the principality was going against Labour. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the police spend £4K investigating Anne Robinson for something far more trivial?
- Blairy made up policies on the hoof with his spin doctors, sometimes minutes before appearing on television.
I think we knew that anyway.
Price claims that the cabinet was often reduced to the role of bystanders, as Blair and his spin doctors made the big decisions.
Price also claims that two of Nanny's officials had sex on a sofa in Blairy's office in Labours Millbank HQ, as cabinet ministers celebrated their second election landslide victory yards away in 2001.
I hope it was "safe sex"!
According to Price, Blairy also has admitted that private schools "give kids a much better education"; and that he wants to privatise parts of the NHS.
As one senior politician in Germany in the early thirties remarked:
"The gangsters are now running the country".