Geoffrey Wheatcroft gets mediaeval on Tony Blair after the latter lands a nice and very well-paid part-time job at JP Morgan:
Funnily enough, however overt Blair’s fascination with money may seem, it explains why the left always misunderstood him. Thinking instinctively and incorrigibly in ideological terms, the left saw Blair as a cuckoo who had taken over the nest, capturing the Labour party in order to move it hard to the right. In one sense that was of course true, but it missed a deeper truth. New Labour wasn’t ideologically leftwing or rightwing, it had no ideological content at all.