Got this from the Sun last night just after midnight (ie, a couple of hours after Michael had already blogged it for us):
TWELVE years ago, Britain was crying out for change from a divided, exhausted Government. Today we are there again.
In 1997, “New” Labour, shorn of its destructive hard-Left doctrines and with an energetic and charismatic leader, seemed the answer.
Tony Blair said things could only get better, and few doubted him. But did they get better?
Then a link to the story about their own great political haymaker that’s been coming ever since that Coulson business earlier in the summer… “Then one day the new Sun editor woke up and found the last twelve years were just a D-Ream…” seems the most obvious explanation for that bizarrely rhetorical last question…
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