2003年07月22日

(あえて戻らんでもいい)笑顔が戻ったと。

ドクター・ケリーの件で沈み込んでいたブレアに笑顔復活,だそうです。さっきミラーを見に行ったときに見つけた記事。

韓国での記者会見で,韓国の記者さんが盧武鉉さん(←英語だとRoh Moo-Hyunだそうです)に長たらしい質問をして,盧武鉉さんの答えもまたまた長たらしく,しかも話題は野球とサッカー(オリンピックの話でもしてたんか?)。それを受けて,ブレアさんはBBCの記者さんに「質問は短くね……野球の話で」と言ったとか。

あれだけ弁の立つ人が,ショックのあまりジョークのひとつも言えず真顔オンリーだった状況からは脱したようで……。キャンベル補佐官と連絡ついたか?

あと,上にあるミラーの記事には,日本での状況もかなり詳しく書かれていて,これはこれで興味深いです。

ドクター・ケリーの件の調査には独立した調査委員会が設置されますが(責任者はロード・ハットン),the Telegraphのこの書きようでは,何がどこまで明らかにされるのかなあ,とも。

そうそう,昨晩のテレビのニュースなどで「デイリー・テレグラフの世論調査で『首相は辞任すべき』が40%で『辞任する必要はない』とほぼ同じ割合」と伝えられていましたが,それは↓の記事。(あとで整理します。)

Poll findings add to Blair's woes

The death of David Kelly and the ensuing crisis for the Government appear to have taken a toll on Tony Blair's personal rating, according to a new poll.

Labour's lead over the Conservatives has narrowed to just two points compared with a 12 point advantage in the same poll two months ago, says the ICM survey for The Guardian newspaper.

The Prime Minister's approval rating, which has been on a downward turn since the end of the Iraq war, plunged a further four points to minus 17.

Fewer people believed Mr Blair was in touch with ordinary people - 34% compared with 42% last month - while two thirds branded him as too concerned with public relations and spin, the poll showed.

The survey was carried out on Friday and Saturday, following the death of weapons expert Dr Kelly but before the BBC named him as their source in the row over the "sexed up" weapons dossier.

Labour was down two points from last month to 36%, the Conservatives remained unchanged on 34% while the Liberal Democrats were up one point on 22%.

Compared with their performance at the last General Election, Labour was down six points, the Tories up one point and the Liberal Democrats up three.

Just 37% were satisfied with the job Mr Blair was doing as Prime Minister, while 54% were unhappy.

In the immediate aftermath of the war, the premier was riding high on the so-called "Baghdad Bounce" with an approval rating of plus seven.

The poll showed however that Mr Blair still enjoys popularity among Labour voters, with 75% saying they were satisfied with the job he was doing. But amongst the wider electorate, the Prime Minister was losing on the all-important issue of trust. Only 39% of people regarded Mr Blair as trustworthy, 12% less than a month ago.
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