Friday, 16 December 2016
Tony Blair is younger than Jeremy Corbyn, and he is scarcely older than Theresa May.
If he is still so popular and electable, then put him up at the next by-election.
Wherever it was, since he supposedly enjoyed and enjoys so much crossover appeal. Even though he pointedly never moved from one of the safest seats in the House.
A very long time ago, Blair attempted to take a Conservative seat. He got nowhere.
But he then moved to the old Durham mining heartland (although it was not old when he arrived, it was very much still in full swing), for which the best that can be said is that he proceeded to do nothing for 24 years.
But if he could win a Conservative seat, then put him up in one. There is bound to be a vacancy soon enough. Go on. Do it.
In Darlington last Monday night, George Galloway told us that he intended to contest the Glasgow East by-election that looked, and looks, more and more likely.
But if that had not already returned him to Parliament, then he would contest any by-election by which Blair sought to re-enter the Commons, making it "The Mother of All By-Elections".
He is younger than Blair.
Bring it on.