Conservatives are winning a cultural campaign to nationalise their political bereavement and it will do them no favours in the end.
In his NS article, Blair says Labour is right to reject the argument that it "created" the crisis by overspending.
Like the poll tax, the decision to cut council tax support by 10 per cent will force the poorest households to pay the local charge regardless of their income.
Former minister John Healey says "this will not be the occasion or opportunity" to criticise Thatcher's record but David Winnick says it would be "absolutely hypocritical" not to.
Norman Lamont is wrong to suggest that inequality increased "much more" under Labour. It surged under Thatcher and rose slightly under Blair and Brown.
In opposition, Cameron recognised the profound limits of Thatcher's approach. But in office he has retreated into dogmatism.
The Conservatives' claim to be anything other than a predictably right-wing party is the real casualty of last week.
The Tories' fratricidal infighting may well ensure an outcome they despise even more than their leader: the election of a Labour government.
The Chancellor's decision to exploit the public grief over the deaths of the Philpott children in order to make the case for cutting welfare is political opportunism at its worst.
440,000 families will lose £16.90 a week as they are hit by both the bedroom tax and cuts to council tax support.