The emphatic rejection of Toryism in London shows that much of modern Britain – even if it holds centre-right views – is not comfortable with the Conservative Party.
The distribution of power that the former PM laments was created by the surge in inequality under the Conservatives in the 1980s.
The Leveson inquiry marks the end of an era that began with Thatcher – the figure at the eye of a storm that has been 30 years in the making.
The PM looks like a weak and defeated leader after last night's vote.
The famed exchange with Kelvin MacKenzie never took place, says the former PM.