Andrew Simms - Tescopoly

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May 22, 2007



I really enjoyed the analogy - I sometimes thought Blair's reign was like Midsomer Murders as it seemed to go on forever, there were a lot of adverts, everything appeared picturesque but a lot of people died and some of the evidence was beyond logic. What wasted opportunity do you think will haunt us the most for the next ten years or are there to many to mention?


RE: Opportunity-wasting. Surely a lack of action can be as dangerous as a wrong action? By sitting on the fence on these issues Blair, rather than trying to be popular, may have been trying his best to not be unpopular. You sometimes get the sense that he's been thinking about his legacy far, far longer than anyone else and that he has let this govern him.

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    Andrew Simms is Policy Director of the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and a board member of Greenpeace UK. He is the author of Tescopoly and writes on various issues including climate change and globalisation.