Are you humming the tune, now?
Say what you like about Tony, and people seem to take an increasing pleasure in doing so, I can’t help feeling that today saw the departure of the best Prime Minister of my lifetime, and by a country mile. Admittedly, I’m not that old, considering that two of the PMs of that period were in office for over a decade each, but nevertheless, I’m sorry to see him go.
As he more or less said himself, in his speech this afternoon, it wasn’t a mistake-free ten years, but I still basically believe in the man’s integrity, and his desire to do the right thing. The likelihood of there being anyone else in British politics at the current moment about whom I could say the same, seems depressingly slim. I can’t shake off the feeling that any successor at all is unlikely to be an improvement.