While Corbyn and his rivals wrestle for the wheel, Labour is sinking

While the Tories get on with running the country, and deciding Britain’s future relationship with Europe and the true meaning of Brexit, Labour will devote the next few months – and very probably years – to the topic that has long been the all-consuming focus of its energies: itself.

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Cameron really was the true heir to Blair: both were totally reckless

So painful was the loss of the city across the Channel, Mary Tudor predicted that anyone gazing upon her heart after her death would find engraved there a single word: Calais. When the day comes, we surely know what word will be etched into the heart of Tony Blair. It will be Iraq. And for David Cameron: Europe.

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Iraq changed everything: that’s why Chilcot matters so much

Strange to recall now, given the disaster that eventually engulfed him, but it was always said of Tony Blair that he was a lucky politician. Lucky in his timing, rising to the Labour leadership at the very moment Britain was ready to embrace almost any alternative to a stale Tory government; lucky in the opponents he faced; lucky that the economic sun shined for his entire 10-year spell in Downing Street, the skies clouding over within weeks of him leaving office. The timing of today’s Chilcot report suggests Blair’s luck has not entirely deserted him.

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