In this wretched effort, Blair says:
Political leaders have to back their instinct.
What does this tell us about the decline of our ruling class? There was a time when our rulers claimed authority because of their superior judgment, knowledge or expertise.
Now, they claim it on the basis of their feelings. We've returned to the days of extispicy.
But what exactly is going on here? Does Blair represent the dumbing down of politics and the Dianafication of Britain, in his belief that feelings, emotion and instinct are superior to reason?
Or has he stumbled upon a profound truth - that judgment and expertise were only ever fictions anyway?