Morgan ‘The Nails’, on “nailing” Tony Blair Vs Ban Blair-Baiting petition

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    10th September 2010

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    THE MONSTROSITY aka ‘MORGAN THE NAILS’

    The writer of the Special Relationship Peter Morgan admits he needs to make another Tony Blair film because so far he hasn’t managed to destroy the man. (That’s what his ‘nailing’ means, let’s be blunt). And Morgan the Nails, as they’d describe carpenters in 19th/20th century Wales, is hammering away at the nails in Blair’s palms, just like one or two others of his ilk.

    Meanwhile, the more balanced among us prefer the real picture. Thus this blog,  my own modest attempt at a documentary/narrative on ‘Blair and the Reasons for Blair”. It unfolds here in irregular episodes, but almost daily, time permitting. Bookmark it please.

    And at the Ban Blair-Baiting petition some signatories add their own comments. A few recent comments are listed below.

    But first, an excerpt from the upcoming bad film news, foreshadowing Morgan The Fairy’s (fairytale writer) Blair4 – the Monster.

    Guardian excerpt:

    The award-winning writer Peter Morgan has revealed he wants to make a fourth and final film about Tony Blair, admitting that he feels he still hasn’t “nailed him”.

    Morgan, speaking at a preview of his third Blair drama, The Special Relationship, said he felt the need to write one more screenplay about how Blair fell from his peak of popularity before the 2003 Iraq war.

    “We’re just beginning to create the monster,” he said on Wednesday evening after a British Film Institute screening of the The Special Relationship, the third in his trilogy about the former prime minister, following The Deal and the Oscar-nominated The Queen. “I keep feeling that we’ve left without the story being complete. There’s still a way to go – we still haven’t nailed him. […] … “how did Blair stretch from Clinton to Bush? We’re just beginning to create the monster.”

    And, Morgan the Nails, I have some short film news for you: you never will “create the monster”. Nor will you destroy anyone.  Give it up.

    [For the sake of clarity I should perhaps explain that in Wales they used to have a cute way of describing people with regard to their occupation. For instance –  Williams the Bread – (the baker) and Jones the Dead (the undertaker). The name Morgan just happens to be of Welsh origin.]

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    UPDATE ON THE BAN BLAIR-BAITING PETITION

    Now for some more balanced, less politically-agenda’d news at the Ban Blair-baiting petition. Some recent comments from here:

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    From Canada

    “Mr. Blair is one of the finest politicians to have had the priviledge of serving the United Kingdom, and Britons are fortunate to have had him as their Prime Minister. Time will show that Mr. Blair’s approach to affairs in the Middle East were and remain correct.

    From a member of the Commonwealth, thank you, Mr. Blair, for your continued service to legitimate and lasting (and not convenient or politically expedient) freedom.”

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    From UK

    “Anyone would believe that Tony Blair single-handedly took the country to war. Frankly, it’s getting boring.”

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    From Singapore

    “Tony Blair was a great Prime Minister. It was absolutely the right decision to remove Saddam from power. Granted, he may not have had WMD anymore, but he had used them before on his own people and against Iran. I don’t think Blair lied at all, perhaps sometimes the simplest explanation is the truth: the intelligence was wrong. Blair was instrumental in bringing peace to NI and successfully intervening in Sierra Leone and Kosovo. He won 3 general elections with landslides. Truly a great man.”

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    From UK

    “I am sick and tired of television and radio interviewers asking the same old questions over and over, regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq, presumably they hope Mr Blair will let slip some secret information which they would then use against him. History will show if the decision was the right one, (I believe it was) but people must accept that Tony Blair is a honourable man, and made his decision based on the known facts and not with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight.”

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    From country not provided

    “Let’s not forget that the media have ONLY one aim in life and that’s to sell tomorrow’s news, and they don’t care who they hurt or what lies they peddle in the process.”

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    From Australia

    “blair did what he could and took advice from the british government at the time to the best of his knowledge as to what actions to take”

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    From UK

    “Getting really bored with the persistence with which people pursue their anti-Blair propaganda, steadfastly refusing to see any good in the man.”

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    From Canada

    “Tony Blair was the greatest Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and the only regret I have he didn’t get my vote as I live in Canada.”

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    From country not provided

    “I think many of those who are critical of TB seem to forget about somebody called Saddam Hussein. He was someone who left to his own devices again, as was becoming increasingly likely, would undoubtedly resumed his efforts to obtain and use WMD. He definately would not have changed his spots.”

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    From USA

    “Tony Blair is a force for good in this negative world.”

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    From Albania

    “it takes big leaders to make the hardest turns in peoples life…mr Blair is a big leader and a great man for millions of people in Balkans!!!for stopping a savage war!about Iraq I believe that the press wherever it is has not the right to judge on this issue because it simply is to small to judge!!history will judge mr Blair!as long as it is an ongoing war no one can blame mr Blair,after all he started something for a big reason..the press its often wrong because it fights for audience!!!”

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    From country not provided

    “Tony Blair is a great statesman who led England well. I applaud the leadership he displayed, especially in the matter of the war in Iraq.”

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    From UK

    “The media has become, the billy liar of society, believe what you see from your vision, not what you read or what you are told.”

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    From USA

    “You were a great Prime Minister, you did your best and a strong Alie of America.”

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    From USA

    “Tony Blair was an excellent PM and the world holds him in high esteem. If you want to go after someone start on Bush and Cheney.”

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    From UK

    “The best there’s been since I grew up and I’m nearly 70 now. ‘Tis a pity that some have just never grown up at all.”

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    From  ‘Spain/Australia’

    “The war in Iraq, supported by the Conservatives in the UK, and many other countries throughout the world, was not illegal and did not make Tony Blair a war criminal. I have great difficulty in understanding where this hatred for Mr Blair comes from, particularly as the majority of people in Iraq regard him as their saviour. Could it be they feel betrayed because Mr Blair left them in the lurch after promising to remain for a full Parliament. Are they suffering from some form of bereavement?”

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    From Israel

    “The UK Guardian newspaper cannot call itself a newspaper any more. It has a manipulative propaganda organ of the extreme disassociated anarchist left.”

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    From country not provided

    “the terrorist lackeys must be really crazy to suggest that politicians like Blair are guilty of any offence. Why don’t they go for the real terrorists and murderers who are trying to infiltrate and change the enlightened western world as we know it?”

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    From UK

    “Although we need the government to work as a team every team requires a leader. Tony Blair when Prime Minister demonstrated the necessary leadership qualities.”

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    From UK

    “Look whats happened to Labour without Blair. You left wing ultra scum should be ashamed of yourselves letting the Tories back in!”

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    From USA

    “Thank you Tony Blair for all you have done to make this World, your country and mine safer. Thank you for having the courage to make the hard decisions when it would have been more expediant and less derisive not to. Thank you for being more like Mr. Churchill than Mr Chamberlain. Most importantly thank you for serving your country when most of us just stand by and complain.”

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    Sign the Ban Blair-baiting petition here. Real name not required. Comments appreciated. Efforts from ‘Atilla The Hun, Hitler. BLiar’ etc will be removed. Don’t waste your time.

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    Another recent comment at the Ban Blair-Baiting petition:

    “I am sick and tired of television and radio interviewers asking the same old questions over and over, regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq, presumably they hope Mr Blair will let slip some secret information which they would then use against him. History will show if the decision was the right one, (I believe it was) but people must accept that Tony Blair is a honourable man, and made his decision based on the known facts and not with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight.”

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    2 Responses to “Morgan ‘The Nails’, on “nailing” Tony Blair Vs Ban Blair-Baiting petition”

    1. Karen Says:

      So heartening to read those posts glad to now there are some people with intelligence and who can think for themselves.

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