Homeless wrote:There is simply no credible alternative to Blair. The single biggest reason for his continued success is that he is a conservative looking middle of the road politician that just happens to be the leader of the Labour party.
The first part of this is what I was lead to believe, and hearing it from an Englishmen definitely solidifies my opinion.
As to "everyone hates Blair" (I assume because of the Bush fiasco), I am relatively sure that more people just hate Bush than they do Blair. A fair few are unhappy with Blair, but nothing I would think that would risk his reelection. Not to mention, remember that the Prime Minister is elected by the Parliment, not the populous.
Of course, my knowledge about the politics of the United Kingdon is somewhat limited, so I'd direct questions towards Homey...