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posted on 31/8/2021 15:19Recently, we had a prominent local Labour centrist (Council cabinet member) make a determined defence of Blair - Gramsci.

saying that - Iraq and Afghanistan aside* - he was a great leader.

When asked, as he was, what lasting policy gains the Blair-Brown years left as their legacy, he answered that he had one measure that he always went to - the change in Gini Coefficient**.

(* he actually had that at the outset, as though they didn't matter) 
(** which was about the same after the 1997-2010 government)

He should have said something about improved public services and NHS which is probably true over those years.  But PFI.

- “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” - George Orwell -