In 2005, the Mayor argued that the right to a fair trial "must remain an inalienable principle of our law".
The two men remain at odds over the financial crisis, but there is a meeting of minds over the EU.
He has broken unambiguously with the open borders stance adopted by the former PM.
"The threat of this radical Islam is not abating. It is growing. It is spreading across the world."
The Labour Party may yet have an opportunity to achieve the right balance between the two Tonys.
There was never a pure, unsullied left, seduced and corrupted by a power-hungry right.
The former PM, who has praised Miliband's party reforms, has had talks with Labour figures about giving money.
Labour’s serial election winner may have finally found an enemy who is capable of destroying him: himself.
The contrast between Blair's bid to save Brooks and Miliband's call for her resignation is a reminder of how Labour has changed for the better since 2010.
The former PM allegedly advised Brooks to "publish a Hutton style report" and offered to act as an "unofficial adviser".