Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Thursday 10 March 2011

Meritocracy, Tony Blair and the Iraq War

The Iraq enquiry will find that decisions made by the Labour Government before the war with Iraq were decided amongst a small group of trusted friends rather than the Cabinet. It has been widely reported that Tony Blair, the then Prime Minister thought that if the whole Cabinet were made privy to the plans there would be leaks, detrimental to the war effort.
Readers of my blogs may understand that I favour a form of Meritocracy as a means of Government, with the House of Commons reduced to being a talking shop where the views of the populace can be heard and largely ignored.
Is it me but can I see a parallel between Blairs chosen modus operandi and what I think is a more practical way of governance?

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