Tony Blair made his final Labour Party Conference speech of his premiership... hopefully.
When Mr Blair took power I was 14, I'd grown up in a Tory household and I was worried he'd destroy the Union. But gradually, as I learnt a little more about the Tories and lot more about myself, I fell head over heels for the New Labour Government. Here was a group that was dedicated to fighting poverty, bringing about equal rights and rebuilding the toothless House of Lords back to a working part of our democracy (hey it'd only been 90 odd years waiting for a good kick up the bum).
How did Mr Blair do? Erm... ok. He started off great but he has since lost his direction.
Who cares about fighting poverty when you can fight the bad guys with our American cousins?
Equal rights? Equal, but different is Tony's way. I hope one day people will realise civil partnerships are just scraps thrown at the gay community to keep them quiet (and keep the religious bigots happy). And they overly complicate things. I got a letter the other day about my pension. Reading it is difficult because every time it mentions marriage it has to also mention civil partnerships (i.e. your husband/wife/civil partner... widow, widower and surviving partner of a civil partnership). What a hash job!
And rebuilding the House of Lords? Hell why not just fill it with cronies? YAY!
Goodbye Mr Blair... it's time for a change.