Thursday, May 10, 2007

Comparative government

So, that’s that, then. Or rather it will be in seven weeks.

Timothy Garton Ash makes a fair point:

“For all the problems that remain, you must ask yourself this question: who is better off? Britain after 10 years of Blair, France after 12 years of Jacques Chirac, Germany following eight years of Gerhard Schröder, or the US in the seventh year of George Bush?”

Or Italy after five years of Silvio Berlusconi, or Australia in its 12th year of John Howard… or Britain after seven years of John Major?

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