Thursday, 2 September 2010

Blair's journey

Great contrast in today's Times(£) with the leader emphatically supporting Tony Blair's view of the Labour years whilst each of the five leadership candidates lines up to reject him.

Blair of course is the only Labour leader to have won three consecutive elections - albeit against  pretty weak opposition.

And watching Andrew Marr's interview reminded me why he was so credible. The honest and decent manner, the self-deprecating humour and the engaging focus on exactly what is most important.

The truth is that Labour lost the election the day Blair stood down.