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Defeat Is Made For Walking

by | 10th, November 2005

‘THE coating has not completely come off Teflon Tony it’s just been scratched a bit.

Peas in a pod

Defeat over his Terrorism Bill has certainly wounded the Prime Minister. As the Telegraph says: “Tony Blair has finally lost the power to get his agenda into law.”

Outgoing Conservative leader Michael Howard, who knows a thing or two about losing, says Blair’s authority has been reduced to “vanishing point”. He says: “This vote shows he is no longer able to carry his party with him. He must now consider his position.”

Fair enough. Let’s see if we can help. MPs have rejected Tony’s call for a 90-day terror detention, including a clutch of his own Labour MPs who voted with the Opposition.

But Tony has earlier this year led his party to another resounding victory at the ballot boxes. His call for the 90-days was popular with the masses. He remains Prime Minister. Tony’s damaged but he’s still there.

One defeat may well lead to others, as the Times says, but for

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