Scottish Labour have to embrace some of the elements of Blairism
without that "ism" - a sort of Big Tent Labour which challenges the SNP's own inclusive politics.
Meanwhile, a senior union leader yesterday said Blairism
had "run its course" and called for a change in direction from Labour to win back the votes of core supporters who have deserted the party since 1997.
In Biblical terms, Blairism
is the poisonous tree which can give forth only poisonous fruit and must be rooted out" - Lord Tebbit, former Tory Party chairman.
Certainly, it was a coming together of the worst of the emotional fraudulence of Blairism
and the deepest excesses of celebrity culture - plus not a small amount of media opportunism.
What the mourners then got was Blairism
, the prosecution of Thatcher's socio-economic revolution, prostration before George W.
trims, prevaricates, fibs, ducks Labour's and dives, and bends the rules.
Deceit, arrogance, greed and cronyism are cornerstones of Blairism
has widened even more "the divided nation".
At a time when Scottish Labour desperately need to reconnect with their social democratic roots, he is the candidate of a reheated Blairism
which, in my view, will be a sentence of political death for many Scottish Labour MPs and for the prospect of a Labour victory next May.
And we did, and people like myself benefited from the achievements of the Attlee Government of 1945, achievements that have been whittled away under Thatcherism, Blairism
Mr McCluskey said in an article in The Guardian: "Ed Balls' sudden weekend embrace of austerity and the Government's public sector pay squeeze represents a victory for discredited Blairism
at the expense of the party's core supporters.
So it was that this week Roy Hattersley, the party's former deputy leader, declared that the electoral appeal of Blairism
was a "myth".
As we have had syndicalism, chartism, socialism, communism, Marxism, Thatcherism, Blairism
, etc, etc; perhaps the next great wave of social discourse should be around pragmatism.
In the heady early days of Blairism
it seemed like there had been a sea change in politics.
A five-page document by aids including pollster Philip Gould and Press chief, David Hill, said Mr Blair must go with the crowds wanting more and that ensuring the triumph of Blairism
is more important than anything else.