Hoover Digest

British Politics Is Exciting Again

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

After a decade of domination by Tony Blair and his Labour Party, British politics is finally becoming competitive again. Blair has said that this will be his final year as prime minister and that he will resign before the Labour Conference in October 2007. Labour will then choose a new leader, probably Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, who will automatically become prime minister. No national election will be necessary because Labour won its third consecutive five-year term in 2005.