Did Blairism Work?

Tony Blair was the last Labour leader to win a general election, and now many in the party want to emulate his direction — but the New Labour years did little to resolve Britain’s deep social crises.

Illustration by Cynthia Kittler

It would be fair to say that Tony Blair casts a long shadow over early twenty-first-century politics. Always a slick media operator with an instinctive understanding of PR, Blair remains a prominent figure whose opinion is sought whenever anything of note takes place. At the start of the 2020s his role appears to be a […]

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