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It sometimes seems that Blair believes that prehistory started with the Second World War and history started with Margaret Thatcher.

New Labour is notably hostile to every British tradition except that the gentleman in Whitehall knows best.

Blair is tone death to ancient institutional history. For example instead of trying to abolish the office of Lord Chancellor (with its historic executive, judicial and legislative responsibilities) by press release and spawning no end of complex constitutional legislation, there was a simpler answer. Blair could have put the Great Seal into commission and split the responsibilities of the Lord Chancellor between three commissioners.

by Gary J on Fri May 11th, 2007 at 10:38:18 AM EST
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