Moving swiftly on from the past to a techno-future…

From Gary Kent in Manchester:

I’ve got to say that Tony Blair’s joke about how there was never a danger of Cherie Blair running away with the bloke next door was just brilliant chutzpah and could draw a line under the foot in the mouth comment by “er indoors.”On first blush, the speech is to me a substantial, straightforward and down to earth contribution on how to meet the policy challenges of the new world – energy, personalised and responsive public services,
terrorism without mercy or the limit (unlike the old IRA) and the “Google Generation” that have emerged in very short order.

For example, as Tessa Jowell at this morning’s Ulster Fry breakfast reception in Manchester, pointed out that back in 1997 no one sent text messages. Now 35 billion such messages are sent every year and there are 80 million web sites.


  • Pete Baker

    And by Blair showing them what they’re going to miss.. he’s made them focus on what that bloke next door has to offer.. or not

    I notice he got a ‘straightforward’ too, Gary.. 😉

  • Labourman

    The Labour Party have given each of their members a free website with their own blog, access to all other members blogs,policy-based messaging for CLP’s, messaging for CLP administration, direct online access to Party support services, including printing.

    And the big one is that Northern Ireland are included for the first time (following agreement early yesterday afternoon ?).

    Congratulations Mr McGivern!

  • Can “Noo Labour invented the Internet” be far behind?

  • Slugger O’Toole Admin

    In the UK blogosphere the Tories are setting the pace at the moment… In the Republic it’s the Labour party…