Tony Blair mandate for reform
Four years ago, we were in Great Britain on one of our tours
when Tony Blair was elected.
We can never forget the people shouting, cheering, waving
British flags and so on. Now four years later, he has been re-elected and the
rubber now hits the road.
This man, likeable as he may appear to be, as a good family
man, a father and no doubt a good husband, now has before him two groups to
please: 1) the electors, and 2) the Adam Smith Institute along with the Mont
It was the Adam Smith Institute and the Mont Pelerin Society
that foisted their plans upon New Zealand in the year 1987. Working through the
Business Round Table of New Zealand, and then on to the government of the day,
the free market reforms were practiced on this country before any other in the
world, and thus we know exactly what Tony Blair has before him during the next
First of all, we wish to make the statement that he will turn
out to be one of the most unpopular prime ministers that the country has ever
known because he is going along the road to what is called reform.
The word reform is a misnomer as it actually means to make
better, but what Tony has on his plate will certainly not make anything
better for the masses but make things infinitely worse. He will have to
restructure all his government departments, sell out the airports, the ports,
the roads, the electricity, the gas, the coal and everything else that belongs
to Great Britain, that could leave them independent. Secondly, he must then
adopt the Euro and get rid of the British Pound, which would seem to be
political suicide at this moment, and yet it must happen according to the world
government plan. Thirdly, he has to work hand in hand with George W. Bush, the
absolute disastrous new US President, who has to do similar things to his
country and ultimately during the next four years, hand in hand, these two hope
to bring in what George Bush Snr called in 1990, the New World Order or a One
This author was in England a week ago and watched Tony Blair
on television say that his re-election was a mandate for reform.
We now quote from the NZ Herald, 9-10 June 2001, "Will
real Blair please stand up -– Tony Blair is often accused of being arrogant and
high-handed. In fact, his first term as Prime Minister was marked by a curious
lack of confidence.
The Labour leader seemed at times more like a man about to be
thrown out of office than one who had been swept to power on a landslide of
There was a nervousness about saying what he thought, an
unwillingness to offend...
The Big Tent, often looked more important than the Big Idea, the
Third Way as philosophically cogent as the Three Degrees...
Blair made clear during the campaign that he wanted things to
be different after the election.
'My job as Prime Minister in the second term is to be less
cautious without being less sensible,' he said. 'The second phase of New
Labour will be defined less by the contrast with the Old Labour and more by what
we want the nation to become.'
Ministers believe he will be less eager to please, less
willing to compromise.
'I think you're going to see more of the real Blair,'
one said. 'He knows that he won't be forgiven if he doesn't deliver real
Blair not only knows he will be held personally responsible
if schools and hospitals do not improve, he thinks the next five years
will be the last chance to prove the public services can work at all. Such
thoughts concentrate the mind...
Last time, most members were just happy to be in power; this
time, they want to see their values protected. The unions have signalled that
they would be willing to strike if they think Blair's flirtation with the
private sector goes too far.
Even Blairites have become frustrated with their man's
refusal to talk about redistribution and equality. The Fabian Society has
published a pamphlet calling for 'stronger and bolder political leadership'
on such issues.
However, during the campaign there were signs that Blair
will want to go much further in the reform of public services.
Judging from the clues he has dropped Blair will involve
the private sector much more in public services...
But the money may not go to public institutions or public
employees, it could well go to private companies providing or managing
The key test of Blair's confidence will be the decision on
the single currency. He has promised a referendum on the Euro but on this
there is no room for compromise, no grey area.
He will either have to recommend that Britain goes in or
not." (emphases added).
One civil servant who works closely with Blair, was then
reported to have said: "My guess is that he will jump for the Euro at some
point." (emphasis added).
I am being very frank when I say that I personally feel very
sorry for anybody in power during these days as the electorate ultimately begins
to hate them as they conduct these horrible reforms brought about them through
these two groups in Great Britain.
No wonder the Word of God says, "Pray for those in