Next week will be focused on Iraq if everyone but Blair and Campbell have their way. The LibDems, the only party that has been consistent and truthful on the issue, plan to make it the issue du jour
Monday to Friday. According to Campbell’s
leaked memo to the Sunday Times
, the Labour spin will be that Saddam would still be in power rather than in prison. The problem with that argument for Labour is that a lot of their activist base would rather not have seen British soldiers fighting and dying alongside the Yanks in Iraq and detests Blair for cosying up to Bush. They would rather have let Saddam stay in power than have the U.S. marines in Baghdad. The LibDems have to target their message to those disaffected Labour voters. For anti-War voters the choice is vote LibDem, Green or stay at home.
Guido reckons he knows from where Cowley Street got the idea for that clever “Labour for war“