Sunday, 25 May 2008
I posted a few weeks ago on how Blairism was looking more and more like Gaullism - a political movement that was all about a single individual and which didn't really exist anymore once that person was gone. As events unfold, I think that is looking more and more true. Gordon Brown is imploding, even though nothing much has gone wrong. The Labour Party is casting around for another leader but it is hard to believe things would really get much better under David Milliband or Alan Johnson. Without Blair, there's nothing there to lead. Somewhere at the bottom of all this there is the old Labour Party. But I suspect things will get a lot worse for them: succession of failed leaders, probably. It is of course good news for those of us who would prefer a centre right government anyway.