Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Tony's Last Speech

A consumate performance from the PM this afternoon. Both in terms of his
subject matter, and his delivery, he came across as a statesman at the top
of his game and not on the way out. The standing ovations both before and
after he spoke were heartfelt. I think it's beginning to dawn on some
sections of the Party finally what we stand to lose when he's gone.

The most thoughtful and challenging areas of his speech covered the emerging
issues facing the country including globalisation, mass migration and
climate change. He pointed out that these were problems we couldn't tackle
alone, but need to solidify our relationships both with the US and the EU.

Probably the best received elements was the political knockabout - the
LibDems dismissed as an irrelevance in a single sentence, and a coruscating
attack on Cameron's Tories. I hope after he leaves No.10 he will continue
to play an active part in British politics. His campaigning genius for one
will be sorely missed. I foresee him coming back in some form in the next
General Election....

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1 comment:

Mark Burton said...

He's hard to knock, have you ever seen him during a French interview... He’s as fluent as he is in English! Awesome bloke and like you said “I think it's beginning to dawn on some sections of the Party finally what we stand to lose when he's gone.” But not only the Party!