Tony and God

How nice to see Saint Tony throwing off the advice of his heathen spin doctors this week to nail his devout Christian colours to the mast. Now most of our US chums will be used to their politicians invoking God, but it is not the done thing in the UK; frankly we find it a little embarrasing. I have no problem with anyone’s religious beliefs – it is a fundamental right after all – as long as they keep it to themselves and don’t stick it in my face. What’s worrying is that Tony is talking to God and making decisions of world importance based on these ideas. He’s prepared to face his maker on Judgement Day and answer to God for the innocent lives lost as a result of his decisions in the Iraq War.

Well, that is all very nice for Tony (not sure God wants to know about him, frankly and from what I recall of Jesus he certainly won’t want to meet him, he was for turning the cheek not cluster bombing civilians). However, as far as I am aware, God Almighty is not a registered voter in any UK constituency. I and many hundreds of thousands – indeed millions – of others who opposed the war and spoke out or demonstrated against it and are registered voters. Blair in his sanctimonious smugness and arrogance chose deliberately to ignore all of us. I think perhaps that he should be judged by the people of this country before any mythical deity gets a shot at the smegger. And you have to admit it is a nice touch – a fine way to help persuade Muslims around the world that this wasn’t a war on Islam, a new Crusade. Invoke the Christian god in your reasoning for killing Muslims. Hmmm, that is really going to help…