**I do feel that Blair does actually beleive what he is doing is right,
which gets my respect as well as scaring me at the same time.**
Can I just ask if you also respect Bush? He also actually believes what he is doing is right? Or Hitler? Or Thatcher? Or the Pope? Or Anti-abortionists? Or the thousands of terrorists and dictators out there?
The one thing they nearly all have in common is that they believe what they are doing is right. That does not automatically mean that they are right nor indeed worthy of any respect.
I couldn't give a toss if someone 'thinks' they're right when they lie and use scare tactics to get their way and do things which I most certainly don't agree with. That is one of the reasons I could not vote for a Labour government as long as Blair is at the head of the party. If they loose Finchley to the Conservatives or to the LibDems then that's one less majority Blair has to rely on which is a good thing. They'd have to loose an unprecedented 160 seats to loose power. I feel that allows everyone to use their vote the way THEY feel is right. Not out of fear or worry.