Tuesday, February 15, 2005


What Sort Of Immigrant?

I make this comment as a far-away observer of UK politics: the Conservatives are a mess, but Labor is only ahead cuz they have Tony Blair.

And it looks like the Conservatives are now positioning themselves better on immigration:

Britain’s main opposition party will stoke a heated debate on immigration Tuesday ahead of an expected May election by promising to test people seeking to live in the country for HIV and other diseases.
Which will serve them well as the inevitable continues:
New York City doctors have discovered a man with a previously unseen strain of HIV that is resistant to three of the four types of anti-viral drugs that combat the disease, and progresses from infection to full-blown AIDS in two or three months, the health department said.
One can already see the pendulum preparing to swing, perhaps not in the coming election, but soon after. I think a lot of Labor has no idea the blow they will sustain when Blair is gone. Incredible.