Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Swede dreams

In today's column, Polly Toynbee writes:

Aware of the threat from a new young face after 12 years in office, Goran Persson tried to deflect criticism for staying too long by promoting fresh-faced young ministers, as Tony Blair has.

Persson has not been prime minister for 12 years -- he has held the office since 22 March 1996 (source).

1 comment:

Tom Paine said...

Polly's political ideas are 19th Century. This is quite modern history for her!