January 31, 2008

DID ANYONE REALLY THINK...:

Blair is dead, long live Blair (Matthew Taylor, 31 January 2008, New Statesman)

Having defined himself against his predecessor, is Gordon Brown now embracing Blair's vision for public services? Matthew Taylor, one-time head of strategy at No 10, detects a conversion in all but name

Plus ├ža change. Just seven months on from the promise of change, change and more change, an embattled Downing Street endorses James Purnell's claim that Gordon Brown is "clearly the heir to Blair". Meanwhile, dismayed at inheritance tax cuts and the refusal to nationalise Northern Rock, the left commentariat boils with impotent rage.


...he'd eschew the default governing philosophy of the Anglosphere the past thirty years to return to the failed Second Way?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 31, 2008 9:33 PM
Comments

75% of the British Left would probably still vote for Michael Foot.

Posted by: ratbert at January 31, 2008 11:16 PM
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