Has there ever been a longer agony than Mr Blair's departure? Now we have seven more weeks until he is replaced. It makes opera seem quick.
And if ever you needed proof that he has not the faintest interest in the green agenda, it is shown by his flying to Sedgefield to make the announcement. There is of course a perfectly good high speed train service to Darlington.
The depressing thing is that we will now have Mr Brown who paid for Blair's war versus Mr Cameron who self-consciously models himself on Mr Balir and whole-heartedly supported the war. No change there then. That's why we should have an immediate general election and get a fresh start.