Blair’s homage to The West Wing

by Stephen Tall on October 31, 2006

(Not a spoiler, but if you want to avoid anything to do with season seven, don’t read on.)

Let’s play spot the difference:

“Leo and I are the past. You’re the future. It’s up to you now. We’re counting on you.”

(President Bartlet in The West Wing, broadcast 16th April, 2006.)

“So: it’s up to you. You take my advice. You don’t take it. Your choice. … You’re the future now. Make the most of it.”

(Tony Blair’s speech to the Labour Party conference, 27th September, 2006.)