Both men recognise that politicians need to live, to experience the world, its hardships as well as its highs, before taking office.
The former PM's silence is evidence of his scepticism.
The Labour leader's new motif, "Britain can do better than this", is an echo of the title of the party's 1997 manifesto: "Britain deserves better".
The former PM's open disagreement over Syria shores up support for Miliband among anti-war Lib Dems.
While the rewriting of Clause IV by Blair was of largely symbolic significance, the changes proposed by Miliband would have dramatic consequences for Labour's funding.
Former PM tells Sky News "this is big stuff and it takes a real act of leadership to do it".
If Labour is to build truly excellent public services, it must re-embrace managerialism and performance data.
If there is a lesson to be learned from the road not taken by New Labour, it is that economic reform and political reform are necessarily connected.
The Unite general secretary claims that my piece on him was "a distortion". Here's why it wasn't.
The Labour leader tells his MPs that it is right to move on from New Labour, which was "formed 19 years ago", but new polling revives doubts over the party's performance.