Burnham is today's candidate ...
That has not deterred New Statesman editor Jason Cowley from spending a significant amount of time joining in with Hodges, and anticipating the upcoming leadership contest by going in with both feet on Andy Burnham, deploying memories of a glorious Labour past that never was, and accepting the full set of right-wing press narratives without question. Cowley’s look back at the 1970s is the most immediately eye-catching.
... and there is no new Blair
Take also this assertion from Cowley’s article: “Once a Blairite, he has now repositioned on the populist left of the party, becoming the self-declared champion of the public sector, having also assiduously wooed the big unions, which are supporting his leadership bid”. Tony Blair was the chosen candidate of the Trades Unions. Have a think about that. If he achieved that without “assiduously wooing” them, he was a truly remarkable man.