Eaglie's Aviary

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Political Ramifications

Someone pointed out that, due to the dating on the books, John Major is the British prime minister in the sixth book. It was his last year in office (1996). The Labour Party (headed by Tony Blair) takes power in the seventh book. Therefore, the Harry Potter series is actually just an allegory for the rise of Tony Blair in British politics. Think about it: the conservative Cornelius Fudge gets put out of power by someone who "looks" right for the position, Rufus Scrimgeour. Tony Blair did the same, mostly because John Major is an ugly jammy git, and Blair is dreamy.

It has also been mentioned that President Clinton is the president from a "far off country" the prime minister will be meeting with shortly. I'm not even going to touch that.