Battle has been joined on the Guardian comments pages. Stephen Pollard gets his turn today. It is hardly surprising that I disagree with his normative claims, although the extent to which he agrees with Glenda Jackson about the way Blair has governed from outside the party is interesting. The one thing I do find puzzling though, is that it is very difficult to understand how someone can claim this:
I believe that the state has no business running schools or hospitals. I trust competition and the efficacy of markets more than any politician or bureaucrat
and have done this:
joined Labour in 1986.
Stephen Pollard, what on earth were you doing?
I should also say that Robin Cook's piece is much more sensible.