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November 17, 2006

Matthew Taylor

Tony Blair's outgoing policy chief had this to say:

"What is the big breakthrough, in terms of politics, on the web in the last few years? It's basically blogs which are, generally speaking, hostile and, generally speaking, basically see their job as every day exposing how venal, stupid, mendacious politicians are.

The only problem is that he's not actually very happy with the fact that we keep pointing out said truth.

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Why do these wankers always label bloggers as "People who understand technology"? I have no idea how blogs work - I just know how to read instructions and type stuff using a keyboard et voila a blog! Does the fact that I can drive a car mean that I understand the technology of a compustion engine? Cunt.

Posted by: Brett | Nov 17, 2006 3:00:21 PM

He didn't say murderous.

Posted by: Neil Craig | Nov 17, 2006 4:09:01 PM

Why do these wankers always label bloggers as "People who understand technology"?

Because they like to think of you as unwordly anoracky nerds.

Saves addressing the real issues!

Posted by: ian | Nov 17, 2006 4:10:31 PM

The same irritating attributes are evidently not entirely confined to blogs:

"Minister Margaret Hodge is reported to have called the Iraq war Tony Blair's 'big mistake in foreign affairs'. She said she had had doubts about Mr Blair's attitude to foreign affairs as back as 1998, according to The Islington Tribune. The industry minister also criticised Mr Blair's 'moral imperialism', the newspaper adds."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6158398.stm

Posted by: Bob B | Nov 17, 2006 5:26:26 PM

Bloody hell, Bob B; how would you like to be patronised by Margaret Hodge?

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 17, 2006 8:50:55 PM

"Minister Margaret Hodge is reported to have called the Iraq war Tony Blair's 'big mistake in foreign affairs'."

"A disaster", she said. Better still Tony has now agreed with her. On TV. With David Frost.

Posted by: Bob Doney | Nov 17, 2006 11:46:35 PM

Yes Sir David Frost who is now working for Al Jazeera. Britons should be so proud.

As far as Taylor, he has managed to clearly demonstrate why we blog about idiots like him.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge | Nov 18, 2006 11:54:39 AM

Evidently Blair placed the blame for the 'disaster' rather differently than do critics on the Left. Would you care to discuss that?

Posted by: JorgXMcKie | Nov 19, 2006 1:19:31 AM