An explosive new book accusing Tony Blair of never giving “proper respect and attention” to Wales has boosted the former PM’s popularity, a new poll has revealed.
Nine out of 10 respondents in a NewGov poll out today said they had a new found respect for the ex-Labour leader after the memoirs of former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain revealed the PM didn’t give a monkeys about Wales.
In his book, Mr Hain claims the PM’s “abject failure” in dealing with the government’s Wales Office left parliamentary staff unsure whether their department even existed.
YouGov research chief Jeremy Hartwhistle said: “While misleading the nation into a costly and futile war in Iraq and then pocketing millions in after dinner speeches boasting about it did him no favours with the public, news that he would happily have shat on Wales from a great height is clearly doing much to repair the damage.
“There’s nothing like putting the boot into the Welsh to put a spring in the step of English voters.”