Is Sid Blumenthal weeping now that Tony Blair has swept all that Third Way rubbish into the dustbin of history. I know this is a bigger deal than what it says about Blumenthal, but that doesn’t make that angle any less fun. From Blair’s speech to the Labor Party conference:
When I hear people say: “I want the old Tony Blair back, the one who cares”, I tell you something.
I don’t think as a human being, as a family man, I’ve changed at all.
But I have changed as a leader.
I have come to realise that caring in politics isn’t really about “caring”.
It’s about doing what you think is right and sticking to it.
So I do not minimise whatever differences some of you have with me over Iraq and the only healing can come from understanding that the decision, whether agreed with or not, was taken because I believe, genuinely, Britain’s future security depends on it.
There has been no third way, this time.