Tony Blair - Most unpopular P.M.
It has been our privilege to visit the land of Great Britain
every year for many, many years now. We were there when Tony Blair was elected
Prime Minister and a lot shouting and cheering went up, as it was announced that
he had won the election.
And then again we were there recently, when he won a second
term as Prime Minister of that great country. It was interesting to hear him
make the statement that winning a second term gave him the mandate to continue
on with his policies, which we knew were not his policies at all, but those of a
group called the Mont Pelerin Society (following some of the ideas of the free
market economist, Adam Smith).
Try and imagine sounds of laughter echoing through the Smith
home the other night when we heard the news that Tony Blair had announced to the
public that he was going to put education and the health system into
private hands, as happened here in New Zealand in 1987 onwards.
We have tried to point out over the years that New Zealand
was the guinea-pig laboratory nation for the whole world government plan and
to see Tony pretending that this was his idea is so ridiculous as to make us
burst into laughter at the sight of his earnest face pumping out such
I often think, wouldn't it be nice if one of these men
simply told the truth that the idea was not his, but that he was following a
plan given to him, which if he followed, would enable him to keep his job and
which if he didn't follow, would mean he would go down the road with the
redundancy envelope in his hot little hand.
The unions in Great Britain, of course, are not very keen on
the idea of privatising health and education, as we can well understand, and are
going to cause Tony quite a bit of trouble, possibly resulting in him being
voted the most unpopular Prime Minister in the history of that country, in spite
of his beautiful smile.
Poor Tony! No wonder the Word of God says pray for those in
authority, as they are in a very sticky position -– trying to please their
world government bosses on the one hand, and trying also to appease the
electorate on the other hand.
1 Timothy 2:1-4: " I EXHORT therefore, that, first of all,
supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for
all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a
quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good
and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be
saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."
Finally, why do we pray for them? Answer: so that they may be
saved and come to a knowledge of the truth which is found in Jesus Christ
himself who said: "...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6).