Thank you for the hard work, faith and courage that means I stand before you as the first leader in the Labour Party's history to win three full consecutive terms in office.
One thing I've learnt, and I learnt it from Neil Kinnock and it is now so ingrained it's like a strip of granite running through my being. It's about leadership. Not mine alone
Watching Channel 4's news item, it appeared that the Liabour faithful interviewed by Jon Snow were less than enthusiastic about the Celestial Navigator's intention to stay at the helm. Perhaps he has his deranged eyes on Maggie's eleven year reign. She said she would go "on and on" and she was out rather sharpish after that.
I can't see Bliar surviving the local elections next year, let alone the Scottish Parliament elections of 2007.
The man lives in a fantasy world and is as deluded about his position within the Liabour party (membership less than 200,000 as opposed to 400,000+ in 1997) as he is about Iraq.