A Tale of Two Fathers

7 07 2012

Category: Politics

An off-hand remark by a Prime Minister and the state of a nation is revealed. Who’s the Prime Minister, and what did he say?

Tony Blair, ever, you know, quotable, told a cabinet colleague (click here) that he wanted his children to go to an elite school because he didn’t want them ending up like Harold Wilson’s children.

“I want them to do better than that.”

Thanks to the Daily Mail’s seeming obsession with Prime Ministers’ children we can see what happened to both Prime Ministers’ children. Read the rest of this entry »


28 06 2012

Category; Politics

The enduring appeal of Aristotle; in 5 minutes, with 20 slides, via Supernanny, Tony Blair and Simon Cowell…

God Bless Tony

19 05 2012

Category; Politics

Tony Blair has revealed that he was discouraged from ending a Prime Ministerial broadcast with the phrase “God bless  Britain”see here.

‘I remember we had this debate on and off but finally one of the civil servants said in a very po-faced way “I just remind you Prime Minister, this is not America” in this very disapproving tone, so I gave up the idea. 

‘I think it is a shame that you can’t since it is obviously part of what you are. Read the rest of this entry »