Thursday, June 28, 2007

Bye, Tony

After a decade in office, Tony Blair has left 10 Downing Street.

He will be missed.

After all, not many Socialist prime ministers have the guts to tell Fidel Castro - and his apologists - that when all is said and done, “I’d prefer to see Cuba a proper functioning democracy”.

Photo: Adrian Dennis (AFP)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Walter Lippmann said...

The UK did maintain normal relations with Cuba, despite their political differences. This shows that the British government was far more mature than its cousin in the United States.

3:15 am  
Anonymous Walter Lippmann said...

Check out the nice website of the UK embassy in Cuba where there is not a single word condemning or even commenting on the island's domestic affairs.

Then compare that with the US Interests Sections website, one relentless drumbeat against Cuba's internal politics. Quite a difference, even under Blair!

UK EMBASSY IN HAVANA:
http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1041606393150

U.S. INTERESTS SECTION IN HAVANA:
http://havana.usinterestsection.gov/

9:49 pm  

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