Even Tony Blair can't inject much joy into Labour's campaign. He should have been campaigning for the party two weeks ago, but was delayed by the ash cloud – so now it looks as though he's returned to sift through the wreckage of his successor's premiership. He slaps on a defiant face in interview with the Times today, but two non-denials stand out from the text. First, he doesn't deny that he likes Michael Gove's school reform plans, and, second, he doesn't deny that "he would have liked to do more as Prime Minister, but felt held back by his Chancellor". So, the spotlight has long since faded on Blair's dream, and now it's set to do likewise for Brown. Exeunt omnes.