There is no real alternative, alas

For once, I agree with the Economist

IF BRITAIN’S general election were simply a referendum on Tony Blair and the Labour government he has led since 1997, then there would be a real possibility that the voters would give him, and Labour, a slap in the face. That would also be The Economist’s instinct, though no doubt for different reasons. But it isn’t a referendum: it is a choice, one about which of the three big national parties offers the most credible and suitable government for Britain’s next four or five years. On that, our answer is the same as the one suggested by the opinion polls: the winner should again be Labour, led by Mr Blair.