Saturday, 28 June 2008

Of Throwbacks And Kickbacks

Anyone really missing the Blair era should have watched last night's Newsnight. That would have put them right. For up popped the self-styled "Lord Michael Levy", not in fact the son either of a duke or of a marquess.

His re-emergence is a most timely reminder of just how ghastly the Blair years were, and the Blair restoration under Cameron would be: an age of eye-wateringly undistinguished figures such as Peter Mandelson, Alastair Campbell, Jonathan Powell, Carole Caplin, and of course this big-haired, stacked-shod, shiny-suited dispenser of funny money, a lost occasional character from Footballers’ Wives.

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