Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The News Story They All Missed

It's amazing that every news agency appears to have missed this one.

When Blair announced this was the last time he'd address Labour Party conference as PM many thought he intended to leave Number Ten sometime in the next year. In fact, in a press clarfication issued today, it turns out Blair had intended the announcement to signal that Labour Conferences were "a bit of an effort" and are to be discontinued, whilst he remains PM for "nine more years" or at least until that "Scottish sour puss is out of the picture".

Gordon Brown has been unavailable for comment since the clarification and a spokesman for Mr Blair said in a statement "sorry for the confusion everyone".

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blair's speech was, of course, and sadly, a political triumph. This blog is sadly just displacement activity.

Jim Jay said...

talk to the hand cos the blog ain't listening girlfriend!

Daniel S. Ketelby said...

a political triumph...

I thought he sounded interestingly messianic. "I will be with you until the end of the age" and all that.

David Broder said...

Not like much actually comes out of Labour conference anyway. The government ignores the votes it loses anyway - just look at solidarity strikes last year.

The only good bit is all the fringes (the lefty ones, not the corporate ones trying to put more Dairylea and cigarettes in school meals), particularly those with hero of the hour John McDonnell.

Louisefeminista said...

Jim: "talk to the hand cos the blog ain't listening girlfriend!"

Very good comeback, I like it. Can I borrow it? Ta.