Labour won yesterday at the polls in Great Britian, and Tony Blair will likely be Prime Minister for a third term. This hasn’t happened to Labour since 1900 or so when the party was formed. Margaret Thatcher was the last P.M. to win a third term. Labour’s margin of majority has been reduced from around 160 seats to about 60 seats, so he’s still strong, but a whole lot less strong than he was.
What this will mean to US-UK relations, or even to Labour’s domestic agenda, I don’t really know. After ‘s comments yesterday, I figured you deserved to know that someone is trying to pay attention from this side of the pond. I do know that the P.M.’s job is likely going to pass at some point from Mr. Blair to Mr. Brown. At least, that’s what the New York Times is saying this morning. Is that accurate?