So we’re just about to kick out the old, when he saunters onstage again, looking smooth and confident as usual. Oh dear, he says, there’s no way Labour can win unless they’re New Labour, like me. And this is Tony Blair, legendary winner of three elections, so maybe he’s right….Until you remember that he’s the guy who said we had to stick next to GWBush (and look at what those wars did for the deficit), and his wise, considered advice would be “I know you don’t like Rupert Murdoch, but he’s a fact of life so you might as well cuddle up to him…” So thanks, Tony, but no thanks. We’ll manage without. Happy New Year.