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The Blair Fantasy

Starmer is desperate to become the next Blair — but there’s a yawning chasm between 1997 and 2024.

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change's Future of Britain Conference (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / PA Images via Getty Images)

When I was appointed editor of Tribune in 1992, not on the basis of my experience but principally because I was not the candidate supported by Peter Mandelson, I received three telephone calls inviting me over for tea and a chat. The first was from Tony Benn. I went to knock on his door at […]

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