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  • I really think that the government is going to be taken aback by the breadth of support that the anti-war movement has. Blair is wrong to support Bush. Only a very small number of people can't see this.

    The US has a different view of the UK position on the upcoming second gulf war. For the past few months now, the US press has portrayed the UK as generally supportive of the US POV. Most of this news coverage has taken the form of Tony Blair speaking on behalf of Parliment, and Parliment speaking on be

    • On what grounds are the British people not supporting war in the gulf?

      I can assure you that the anti-war lobby is not representative of 'the British people' as a whole. I for one am fully behind whatever action Mr Bush and Mr Blair decide is necessary (and as a lifelong Tory voter, I never thought I'd hear myself say that I support a Labour PM :-)

      I'm sure that the protest that Dave mentions will attract a large attendance, but so what? This will not in itself prove that there it not an equal or greater

      • I enjoy the political posts because it helps me have perspective. Perl people are just smart in general! Even the ones who have wacked out politics usually have points of view that are worth my time to consider.

        I particularly enjoyed seeing your post, because I hear very little support for the war coming from Europe. Knowing there are folks who feel as you do is quite revealing, and I would have never seen that if this journal entry were not here to draw it out of you.

        Any attempts to deduce my standing on the war issue from this post will probably be wrong. :)

        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers