by Stephen Tall on February 8, 2006
Three months ago, following Mr Blair’s Commons defeat on 90 days’ detention, the Prime Minister’s authority was said to be non-existent. Here’s what I wrote then:
This defeat is part of politics natural rhythm, its ebb and flow. … Today, [Mr Blair] is written off as a lame duck. What will be written three months from now? That Mr Blair has bested Mr Cameron at the despatch box, and that Tory MPs are already worried by the jittery performance of their inexperienced new leader?
Now read this.