Originally posted by landryrk:
We are enjoying Queen Elizabeth II here in the colonies. We love her and the UK. It's especially nice when visiting Rotary Clubs in the UK we have a toast to the Queen.
But I'm going to miss Tony Blair, if only for his flair with the English language. How will the dour Gordon Brown do in Prime Minister's Questions?
Thank you for your words about our Queen. She is the one stable thing in our country and is above all politics.
I have noted that our politicians are always seen in a better light abroad than they are at home. Mrs Thatcher could do no wrong in the eyes of the world, but like the Blair government she went on too long, and the people that cheered them both into power have short memories of the good that they both did initially.
After the showbiz razzmatazz of the Blair era Gordon Brown is a totally unknown coin. He is a proven good financial tactician, but comes across as totally uncharismatic on the media.
Although I am a life long Tory I expect that Gordon Brown will be a quiet, but very adept leader during his coming short term in office.
The rock that he must bare on his back is the legacy of political mistrust that has built up after UK went from the legitimate invasion of Afghanistan, to the confidence trick that was played on the public leading up to the invasion of Iraq.