Dead Men Left

Friday, September 17, 2004

Three cheers for Iain Duncan Smith

All those who think that cheerleading for a gang of latter-day colonialists somehow places them in the democratic Left needed reminding:

Had the Conservative Party not supported the Blair government in voting to invade Iraq, there would have been no Parliamentary majority for war.

Is this clear enough? When Blairites and their caterwauling apologists start bewailing an "oddball" alliance of the Left and the Right in opposing the war on Iraq - on the solitary evidence of a) John Laughland and b) Corelli Barnett - I just hope they remember who rescued Blair's sorry arse when it was on the line. Step forward a quiet man, and Tory leader at the time, Mr Iain Duncan Smith. Your place in history is assured.