The good old days

Here we go again. Wise advice from Peter Mandelson, telling Ed Miliband he needs to be like Blair. you remember Tony Blair, The smooth young man who won all those elections.Oh yeah, we really want more charisma just like that. OK, so it cost us the Iraq war, the privatisation of the NHS, a hugely wasted opportunity to support comprehensive education, let alone the legendary “light touch regulation” of the financial sector, but hey, you can’t have everything. and just in case somebody thinks Ed Miliband should be paying attention to this, imagine what Blair’s advice would have been about Murdoch. “Now, then Ed, don’t get carried away. OK, Rupert can get a bit  ahead of himself, but you’ve got to live in the real world…” thank God we needn’t go back there, any time soon.