Book just proves that New Labour is still unimaginative

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Students of politics and human nature are bracing themselves to reel back in a state of shock and horror.

They’ve heard that Alistair Darling has written a book in which he ‘reveals’ that Gordon Brown was ‘brutal, volcanic and duplicitous.’

This follows other publications which have labelled our former prime minister as bad-tempered, moody and ruthless. I think we’re beginning to get the message.

No doubt future tomes will reliably inform us that Ed Balls is uncouth and aggressive, that Peter Mandelson is slimy and manipulative and that John Prescott is muddle-headed and aggressive.

It would appear that New Labour is as unimaginative and predictable in its death throes as it ever was while in office.