Tony Blair's Sedgefield election address, 1983So Tony Blair finally decided to announce he'll leave within the next 12 months. Well, aside from the fact that I have ceased to care about Britain's politics because I'll be getting out of this place as soon as I can set roots in a friendlier country, here's a thought for you:

"I think it's important for the Labour Party to understand and I think the majority of people in the party do understand, that it's the public that comes first and it's the country that matters and we can't treat the public as irrelevant bystanders in a subject as important as who is their PM. So we should just bear that in mind in the way we conduct ourselves in the time to come. And in the meantime I think it's important that we get on with the business."

But we can treat the public as irrelevant bystanders in a subject as important as a war? And another one? How about peerages for cash? Or identity cards?

I guess who we choose as our dictator is more important than all those things. I guess Tony Blair is more important than all those things. Sarcasm.

And as for my 'getting out of this place', here is a letter sent in to El Reg this week, which resonates very well with me:

Is it just me or is this country fast becoming a fascist police state? What with the government wanting to fingerprint our kids, give us all ID cards, bugging our bins, tracking our cars, videoing our every move, introducing racial profiling and sharing our private data to all and sundry. All this in the name of keeping us safe from the evil armies of terrorists and paedophiles and asylum seekers lurking behind every tree, ready to destroy our civilisation and sodomise our grandparents at a moments notice… an obvious excuse exaggerated to keep all the Sun readers towing the party line. Am I the only person giving serious thought to finding somewhere else to live before Group 4 open their first death camp? …Would the last freedom loving person leaving the UK please turn out the lights… Marcus