Tony Blair Compromised In Spice Girl Scandal
by Cael O'Maolain - Rogue Market Journal Correspondent
London, April 18 - In what could be seen as a move to make up lost ground in the race for the British Prime Minister's seat, Tony Blair, New Labour's high-profile candidate, pledged to bring a "moral dimension" into British politics. Speaking to 350 invited guests in Southampton recently, Mr. Blair declared that New Labour was the party of the family. "The health of the family and the strength of the nation ultimately reflect the quality of honest, decent, truthful government--government which has a moral dimension and which always makes sure that justice has a high place at the Cabinet table."
Many Blair watchers interpret this latest speech as a desperate attempt to recover from his recent blunder on Richard and Judy's This Morning Show where he failed to name all five Spice Girls. At the time, the candidate spoke about his daughter Katherine's ninth birthday party where she and her friends danced to Spice Girl's music. When quizzed to name the members of the popular group, he could not remember Mel B. After the show, it is reported that the politician was seen leaving the building alone, shaking his head dejectedly and repeating the name Mel B. over and over to himself.
New Labour hopes the Southampton speech will bolster their leader's popularity. Despite his lead in the polls and a strong price on the Rogue Market, Mr. Blair's credibility had been shaken by the Spice Girls incident. Mr. Blair reportedly felt that the criticism was unnecessarily harsh, since he was able to recall the name of his daughter. Neither Mr. Blair nor Mel B. could be reached for comment. Analysts say that Mr. Blair has now assured the public by speaking truthfully and from his own experience. And they predict that his stock will rise through the May 1 election. Trading in Spice Girls remained strong.