Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tony Blair's Political Legacy

Tony Blair is due to announce today the date for his resignation as Prime Minister.

There’s a story told about a journalist asking Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai for his thoughts on the impact of the French Revolution. “It’s too early to tell” was the response.

Yet our 24-hour Western media, with the attention span of a goldfish, is already assessing Tony Blair’s premiership, as if sufficient time has already passed to determine how history will ultimately judge him. The media will be filled with talking heads on the topic for the next month or so.

I'm not looking forward to a similar discussion in the pub tonight, but at least I'll have a couple of pints to deaden the senses.

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