Tony Blair said the lack of a credible alternative to Labour has handed his Government a "huge opportunity".
Mr Blair shrugged off Iain Duncan Smith's outspoken attack on him in the Tory leader's conference speech last week. Mr Duncan Smith accused the Prime Minister of being corrupt and a liar.
Mr Blair told The Times: "I'm not interested in rising to this at all. I am absolutely sure the public would prefer politicians to play the ball rather than the man."
I'm fairly sure that the late David Kelly's family might be a little surprised at Tony's new found ethical approach to blood sports.
If parsonical Tony is right about the public's preference I would think he's but a stone's throw away from his post P.M. career on the U.S. lecture circuit.