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Old 09-10-2006, 01:17 AM   #16
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Third Way Politics and it's lasting results - that is what this thread is all about. One thing seems to pop up about Cameron's Conservatives shifting their policies to match Blair would be an example I have heard.
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:36 AM   #17
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How likely do you UK posters think it is that whoever replaces Blair will make rapid and drastic changes in his Middle East policy? Do you think the divisions within Labour are significantly more deep-seated than this? How much work will the Conservatives have to do to turn this to their advantage?

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At the moment the main contenders for the leadership are all Blairites so while there might be some cooling of the relationship with Bush, I don't think there would be a significant shift away from the current foreign policy if one of them were to win.

However Blair's refusal to call for an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon does seem to have been the last straw for many Labour MPS, many of whom are anti the Blair/Bush relationship. There are a couple of possible contenders who resigned from the front bench over the war in Iraq who may gain a lot of backbench support, in which case obviously the dynamics will shift.
The next few months should prove interesting and unless Blair can hold things together before he departs I think divisions will open up which obviously Cameron will capitalise on.

Cameron himself so far seems to be sitting on the fence. The Conservatives have traditonally been more closely allied to the Republicans and they did support the war in Iraq but apart from a half hearted call for an earlier ceasefire in Lebanon he's been keeping stum. Time will tell!
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Funny thing is the tories seem to have the same foreign policy as blair lol.

Lib dems however seem radical, opposite to labour in everyway possible.


So many people of late have jumped on the band wagon of anti blair foegin policy especially with his close relationship with bush over Iraq.
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People say andrew johnson has his feet under the labour table.

Anyone but gordon
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