The mess the labour party is in is all down to Blair. Another thing we've got to thank him for. Due to his messiah complex, and his intolerence of free-thinking or disent, he hollowed out the party from the inside.
He parachuted MPs into labour seats, in most cases completely against the wishes of the constituancy party, who were just careerist yes men (and women) who would unquestioningly tow the party line. The Claire Shorts and Robin Cooks were soon despatched to the back benches. All decisions were then taken by Tony and his little cabal of spin doctors, Campbells minions. No debate, no discussion, no other opinions alowed to intrude on the One True Path. It became like a cult. Cabinet ministers were little more than spokesmen given their lines to read.
So now that some actual analysis, fresh thinking, and direction is needed, and god forbid... actual ideas!... its no wonder they're not up to the job really, is it? They've never had an original thought in their lives. They're just drones.
Steve Bell had it rght portraying them as baked beans...