August 1st, 2005

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Stick a fork in Tony, he's done.,9061,1540131,00.html

Tony Blair will stand down as an MP at the next general election, he has told his family and close political allies.

His move will help avert any charge that he is lingering in the Commons to act as a backseat driver to his expected Labour successor, Gordon Brown. ...

His friends say he is not seeking a frontline political role outside British politics, such as president of the European Commission, or some other big international body, such as the United Nations. ...

Mr Blair has a poor personal voting record in the House of Commons, and his plan to leave parliament may be seen by some as further confirmation that he has never been excessively attracted to Westminster's "club" and its traditions.

Yeah, that was it, Tony never really cared for the job. That's why he
has to disappear.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Five personal idiosyncracies

spiralsongkat has tagged me into listing five personal idiosyncracies.

1. I use fountain pens.

2. My handwriting was completely retrained, a few years ago, into a form of italic (which is what should be taught in schools in the first place, so that it would not be necessary to ditch the ponderous handwriting they do teach in schools).

3. I type and mouse with a DataHand.

4. I do not wear blue jeans, because I do not like them. I like neither their feel nor their appearance.

5. I eat the cores of apples.

Dear reader, if you wish to be tagged, consider yourself tagged.