Saturday, May 01, 2010

Tony Blair joins Labour's campaign

If a week is a long time in politics, a decade appears to be an eternity.

The first of these pictures was taken in 1997, when Tony Blair became Prime Minister; the second in 2007, when he stood down; and the third was taken yesterday in London, as he entered Labour's General Election campaign.

In case you can't tell, His Grace is rather preoccupied, pressed for time, distracted and harassed.


Anonymous not a machine said...

It all started in Sedgefield your grace , and will hopefull end in Witney and never happen again.

1 May 2010 at 15:35  
Blogger It Will Come to Me said...

He looks worse than Brown. I wonder if he is ill?

1 May 2010 at 15:37  
Anonymous John Malcolmson said...

YG - after nearly 500 years of spiritual vitality and integrity in the wake of your unfortunate appointment with the kindling, I am disappointed that you thought it worth the effort to present us with such uninspiring temporal imagery of one who will be remembered as typifying the superficiality of the age. I sincerely hope that the harrassment and distraction will not be prolonged.

1 May 2010 at 16:43  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

Bad Karma Your grace.

1 May 2010 at 16:45  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

I think you need to take a closer look at things, not everyone gets burnt at the stake and then reinvented only to get "rather preoccupied, pressed for time, distracted and harassed."

Defininately bad Karma.

1 May 2010 at 16:48  
Blogger Jonathan Hunt said...

Perhaps somebody finally found his portrait in the attic...

1 May 2010 at 17:04  
Anonymous philip walling said...

God, he looks like his father!
The word verification is 'papai' - it's nearly right!
There is something spooky about these word verifications.

1 May 2010 at 17:22  
Blogger Maturecheese said...

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1 May 2010 at 17:30  
Blogger Maturecheese said...

YG Where is your previous post. It seems to have disappeared.

1 May 2010 at 17:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're busy, maybe you haven't spotted this yet:

1 May 2010 at 17:50  
Blogger Marie1797 said...

Never mind Teflon Tony, he's yesterdays toast. There is a new threat on the horizon,

Pakistanis from Mirpur Pakinstan fraudulently mass proxy voting in our elections. And we all know that they are not going to vote for Dave.

This is outrageous.

//For obvious reasons the man, in his fifties, does not want us to publish his name. He describes how people are going door to door asking Britons to blindly sign proxy forms for the upcoming elections, allowing someone else in the UK to vote on their behalf.

"They said I didn't have to fill in any details, just to sign my name at the bottom of the form," he says, smiling. "So I signed two."

He laughed as he told me he had no idea who was going to vote on his behalf, and whom they were going to vote for.

"I personally know 25 other people who did the same thing, lots of people just on this street, but everybody does it."

Many others, among the contingent of thousands of British citizens thought to be here, have admitted signing proxy forms in this way.

While proxy voting is a mechanism which does allow British citizens abroad to cast their vote, many will undoubtedly look upon this way of doing it as unethical.

But of those we asked who had participated in it, very few said they saw it as undermining the election process.

They said they did it because they thought it was good for their community.//

1 May 2010 at 18:07  
Blogger Indyanhat said...

Surely this is par for the course for sombody who voluntarily contracted aides, close physical relationships, whilst in high risk environments, with unelected officials always carries a certain risk!

1 May 2010 at 18:10  
Anonymous Truthseeker said...

Maturecheese, the last post turned out to be a hoax, so His Grace deleted it

1 May 2010 at 18:10  
Blogger English Viking said...

See how his sin has contorted his features.

He is aging like milk.

1 May 2010 at 20:06  
Anonymous no nonny said...

Apparently hair dye and face lifts don't cut it. For gravitas? Or something more serious?

wv: dissesses

1 May 2010 at 21:42  
Blogger Maturecheese said...

Thank You Truthseeker.

1 May 2010 at 21:58  
Blogger Preacher said...

The man looks ill, I feel sorry for him.

1 May 2010 at 22:12  
Blogger English Viking said...

Preacher @ 22:12

Save your pity for the dead British soldiers, the dead Afghanis, the dead Iraqis, the dead pensioners, the dead cancer patients denied treatment, the dead children, stabbed on British streets and last, but by no means least, save your pity for Dr David Kelly, and his widow, and his children.

If you put this vile, despicable man before these, you are no better than him.

1 May 2010 at 23:01  
Anonymous Andrew Jones said...

Why didn't he ask Dorian Gray which artist he used?

Or perhaps he already did but has just run out of picture space?

1 May 2010 at 23:06  
Anonymous no nonny said...

English Viking - but I don't think it's a question of our putting him before those he's sacrificed. Surely it's a question not relishing his eternal fate at God's hands.

I hope His Grace's day has improved, btw.

2 May 2010 at 02:02  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

I don't bloody believe it!

The man has one foot in the grave, or is he doing an imression of the tortoise from creature comforts?

If he wastes away anymore, those ears will be tricky to manage in a strong gust.

Whats this about a missing post Cranny, are you being hacked my dear old mayday, mayday, ash cloud in the engines, going down, going down.

Signed: Frank D'scuzion

2 May 2010 at 08:34  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Oh for a Committee to hold Public Hearings into the Blair Era - into the Strange Execution of Dr David Kelly - into the strange bellicosity of the man - into the Corruption involved in Northern Rock and Fraud at Bradford & Bingley - and into the close ties between Goldman Sachs and Brown/Balls

2 May 2010 at 08:53  
OpenID yokel said...

Voyager, I suspect that we will wait a long time for that Committee investigation, Hell might have frozen over, and we will all have long since had our Final Interview with our Maker.

2 May 2010 at 09:46  
Blogger Savonarola said...

Is he Prince Charles father?

The haggard features reflect a self mortification exercise of denying the flesh. Atonement. The man in the mirror mocks the vainglorious do-gooder.

2 May 2010 at 11:25  
Anonymous len said...

"A week in politics is a long time"said Harold Wilson.
A decade is apparently an eternity.

And as we all face eternity God has only supplied one answer to all mankind`s ills.
Find Jesus Christ while you may.

2 May 2010 at 11:36  
Anonymous len said...

Your Grace, The enemy of your soul will send you many distractions to divert you from your work.
2 Corinthians 4:7-12; 16-18 (NIV)

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

2 May 2010 at 11:45  
Anonymous pedant said...

These pictures are rather shocking. I had hoped to see Mr Blair and Mr Brown sharing a cell for a long, long time. But Mr Blair looks more in need of Christian charity than a long gaol sentence, so I must forbear wishing him ill in case he really is ill.

2 May 2010 at 12:05  
Anonymous Graham Davis said...

English Viking said...
See how his sin has contorted his features.

As he is now a Catholic a simple confession should wash his sins away!

2 May 2010 at 12:35  
Blogger Ray said...

There is no God, there is no after life people like him should be punished in the 1 life they are getting.

2 May 2010 at 13:54  
Anonymous len said...

People like him or people like us?
Who wants to be the best sinner that ever went to hell?

2 May 2010 at 15:43  
Anonymous Truthseeker said...

How could one man cause so much destruction and get away with it?

2 May 2010 at 17:30  
Anonymous Oswin said...

English Viking at 23.01 -

On the nail! Mind you, I note that you offer the 'shortened' list of Blair's iniquities....but yes, they don't bear too long a consideration, for fear of shrivelling one's own soul in the process.

Blair & Brown - the cancerous bollocks of 'New Labour'!

2 May 2010 at 17:33  
Blogger The Grim Reaper said...

Tony Blair is helping Labour?

That must be an admission that they've lost.

2 May 2010 at 18:11  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Blairnochio - every time he tells a lie he gets one more grey hair and skin wrinkle...

3 May 2010 at 07:51  
Blogger Preacher said...

English Viking.
I have compassion for all men, even the worst. Paul was evil before he met the Lord, but he was transformed & saved by grace.
My Bible says "God does not want any to perish." & I guess that includes Mr Blair. I'll admit the chances are slim, but I'll stick with the one who said "Father forgive them, they know not what they do" as 'they' nailed Him to a Cross for My sins.

3 May 2010 at 12:56  

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