UK Politics

You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone

Bring back Blair!

Tony Blair is the only senior Labour figure who would transform Labour’s prospects at the next general election, according to a ComRes poll for The Independent.

The former prime minister would cut the Conservative Party’s projected majority of 182 to just 20 seats – enough to raise Labour’s hopes it could prevent David Cameron becoming Prime Minister. The Tories’ current poll lead would be almost halved from 19 to 10 points.

Of course, it’s too late now. He’s gone. But it’s interesting to reflect that if Blair had stayed on for a full term, Labour could have addressed some of the current crisis by sacking the chancellor of the exchequer, who started the slide, to further cut that Tory lead.

[via Norm]