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Dear Mr Gladstone

27th April 2001

Since you have been credited with being one of Tony Blair’s heroes, I wonder whether you would care to comment on my view that his New Labour “project” is the culmination of what you were seeking to achieve with Gladstonian Liberalism?

It seems to me that we should see the period between 1914 and 1989 as a giant cul-de-sac, dominated by the twin voids of German militarism and communism-creeds with nothing whatsoever to teach mankind. The politics of 2001 have returned to the same controversies of our day, before the two red…

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