It seems like the Murdoch/Blair/USA axis is outmanoevring the Brown/Prescott/EU camp, as regards the Labour leadership battle, with John Reid looking good as stand-in PM.
But public opinion is swinging the other way. Only 15% want strong alignment with the USA now, and 45% want to align closer to the EU’s position on terror.
Cameron is running with the hare and the hounds – criticising Israel for being ‘disproportionate’, and demanding more security measures at home – a win/win as regards public opinion, with little clue as to which of the foreign power bases he will finally opt for, if any. No wonder Murdoch, when asked what he thought of Cameron, said,’not much’. (29% want Britain to run an independent foreign policy)