The first internationalist Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A believer in, and practitioner of, the philosophy exemplified and propounded in the written works of Anthony Giddens (a personal friend).
Presenting himself as an individual who would do his best for United Kingdom, he led his political party (which he renamed "New Labour") to victory in three successive general elections. However, his actual agenda was to dismantle the United Kingdom as a political entity and to further the process of the dismemberment of the native population of the country.
The dismantling of the United Kingdom as a political entity was pursued through;
1/ The establishment of separate parliaments (named an "assembly" in Wales) in the three least populous countries/provinces of the United Kingdom (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
2/ The establishment of separate "regions" in the most populous country in (England). Each region was to have its own regional governance, with the intention that over time the population of each region would become disassociated from England and come to regard themselves purely as inhabitants of a localised region within the greater state of the European Union.
3/ The integration of the United Kingdom within the evolving state named the European Union. To this end political, economic and legal powers were progressively transferred from the government of the United Kingdom to the European Union's political structures. This process was pursued at the fastest rate possible, limited only by the need to retain the support of both parliamentary members of the New Labour party and the general population so that.Tony Blair could remain as leader of New Labour and Prime Minister of the UK.
Whilst progress was made in each area, Tony Blair’s ambitions were substantially thwarted in a number of ways, particularly the failure to gain popular support for regional governance within England, and his failure in the face of opposition from Gordon Brown (who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer during Tony Blair’s premiership) to replace the UK currency (the British Pound) with the European Union’s Euro.
The dismemberment of the native population of the United Kingdom was pursued through the aegis of the mass immigration of alien peoples (the greatest in the history of the United Kingdom). This was accompanied by the simultaneous promotion of the political concepts of “multiculturism”, and “integration”. As these concepts are not only inherently dichotomous, but also contrary to the interests of the survival of the native population, ever more restrictive legislation was instituted to control the population and prevent any local or personal opposition to the process.
Additionally, knowing that the process of the dilution and disintegration of the native population would meet resistance which would result in the loss of votes, Tony Blair chose to misrepresent the reality of the situation. This was done in two ways;
1/ The numbers of immigrants were misrepresented as being lower, both in the present and the future, than the reality. Example; When signing a European Union treaty which would allow unrestricted immigration into the UK from eastern European members of the EU, Tony Blair claimed that 13,000 such people would choose to emigrate to the UK during the subsequent two years. Two years later the official UK Government estimate of those who had actually immigrated to the UK was 700,000 – and this was widely believed to be a deliberate underestimation. The actual figure may be as high as 2,000,000.
2/ Throughout his premiership it was claimed that the UK Government lacked the legal power to stop or reduce immigration levels. This was false; the Government could have enacted legislation at any time to limit immigration. That it did not do so was a deliberate and conscious choice.
When the United States of America chose to pursue an ever more aggressive foreign policy, ostensibly prompted by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon, Tony Blair viewed this as an opportunity to further internationalist ambitions. His vision was that the World would have to cede dominion to the USA, then (and currently) the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth, and would thus become unified under a Pax Americana. This would be a major advance, and acceleration of, the internationalist cause. Tony Blair anticipated that the World would then prove too much for the USA to swallow. The USA would thus inevitably be subsumed over time into a single World entity, and a single World government would eventually emerge.
With this agenda in mind Tony Blair gave his full support to the aggressive American foreign policy, committing the UK to full political and military support of the USA in its policy of “pre-emptive war”. This led to UK participation in the American invasion and conquest of both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Knowing that the UK population would not support his internationalist agenda, Tony Blair chose to misrepresent his reasons for joining with the USA in this way. He represented his actions as a defence against “terrorist” attacks upon the United Kingdom. This he justified by falsely claiming that he had definite knowledge (via intelligence agencies) that Iraq possessed “weapons of mass destruction”, and that Iraq was a direct threat to the United Kingdom. Many other false claims were made – such as the idea that Iraq was linked to an international terrorist organisation called Al Quaeda (no such connection existed), that Iraq was somehow involved in the 9/11 attacks on the USA (it was not) and that the Taliban regime in Afghanistan promoted the growing of heroin poppies, flooding the West with cheap and readily available illegal drugs (in fact the Taliban were virulently opposed to heroin production and had greatly reduced the yields from their country during their time in power).
Tony Blair’s political downfall finally came as a direct result of his pursuit of policies which were strongly opposed by the UK population, and to a lesser extent by the parliamentary Labour party. Whilst the UK population generally remained entirely unaware of the internationalist agenda that was Tony Blair’s constant guiding light, they became increasingly unhappy with the policies that he implemented in pursuit of that agenda . Mass immigration and the transfer of ever greater powers to the European Union were significant factors, but the wars in Afghanistan, and particularly Iraq, served as prime motivators for a mass shifting of mood against Tony Blair.
With this change in mood, Tony Blair’s personal qualities – his voice and mannerisms, his style, his tendency to “preach”, and his loose association with the truth – came to be widely derided. Sensing the mood in the country, and increasingly reflecting this mood themselves, the parliamentary Labour party gradually turned against Tony Blair. As a result he was eventually forced to resign as leader of the Labour party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in order to avoid being seen to be undeniably forced from power against his will.
Tony Blair is currently employed in heading an international quango which is intended to promote economic development in Palestinian areas. However, the job is evidently much less than he had anticipated. It is generally regarded as being of little importance and garners little publicity. He had expected that his person and presumed status would enable him to move beyond the ostensible boundaries of the job, his aim being to ultimately be seen as instrumental in bringing peace to the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian turmoil. However, his early attempt to extend his job beyond its defined boundaries was immediately and curtly rebuffed by the US Secretary of State (Condoleeza Rice), who viewed political advancement in the region as being her responsibility alone. Tony Blair had expected support from American President George W Bush in his ambitions, in light of the support that he had lent the President as UK premier, but this has not been forthcoming.
Tony Blair now finds himself without political support from the UK, USA or elsewhere, and in a job which is perceived to be of little worth, which gains no publicity outside the Middle East (and minimal publicity there), and which pays him only expenses. However, his political skills and personal persuasiveness are considerable. It remains to be seen how effectively he can utilise those skills to advance himself in an environment which is generally hostile, but where the political culture is such that many individual politicians will be wary of causing him offence in view of his previous position and the possibility that he may in the future once again become a significant political force.
That being said, Tony Blair’s future will most likely be limited to the lecture circuit, where he anticipates being able to earn considerable wealth – something which is of great importance to him.
First speaker - "Tony Blair said that wool comes from sheep"
Second speaker - "Then it obviously doesn't. Let's go and shear that chicken and see what we get."