Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Friday, May 06, 2005

Labour's Third Term
As Labour rolls into another term this morning, I cannot help to feel a little bemused by the widespread surprise of Labour's shrunken winning margin. With the resurgence of the Lib Dems, and the effective noise created around Blair's decision to go to war, was it not obvious that he would have an increasingly politically polarised nation and a significant loss of voter support?

Anyway, it's good news for Africa, as Labour's focus on African aid and support has far surpassed any efforts made by the Conservatives over the years, and we should be thankful for another Labour term.

As an aside, there's an interesting article in this morning's Guardian about the (US) Republican reaction to the win, and Karl Rove's thoughts on the need for a stronger Conservative Party.