Tony Bliar and his crew aimed to crush the forces of conservatism (including the armed forces and the English in particular). However, there seems to be a resurgence of national pride amongst the English, what with the Golden Jubilee, the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. I have not seen so many flags of St George in my life. I bet Bliar is doubly p1ssed off. The Commonwealth games have been a success as a result of various people and organisations working together with the notable exclusion of his government. On past performance had there been a "Games Minister" appointed by Tony one wonders if things would have gone so smoothly?