The civil servants’ revenge, or a very British coup…

Following the theme of class war and and the private conduct of various elites, I just got the latest Brit blog round up, and in it there is a post that demonstrates the real power of the blogosphere, in which the sharpest insights are not to be found in the highest profile blogs but the ones just bubbling underneath. Charles has an excellent piece on how the inner inner ring of the British establishment is now punishing Tony Blair and his inner ring for marginalising them in the run up and conduct of the Iraq war…

…there is also something creepy about this exercise. It turns out that New Labour’s Inner Ring is being held to account by an even more Inner Inner Ring.

And none of them so far have looked at one central issue, namely that Saddam Hussein was one of the greatest mass murdering monsters of our time (his victims overwhelmingly Muslim as it happens), and that his overthrow was a huge victory for human decency.

No doubt Mr Blair will make that point himself in due course. Even if it is not a consideration which all these layers upon layers of Inner Rings usually like to mention?

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty