[...] the Blairites' biggest problem was ideological. Whatever dynamism Blairism had, it sprang from sources not available in the post-crash economy. The programme it offered was designed for the 1990s and had ossified into dogma. The Blairite instinct always to move right squeezed its adherents into a shrinking political space. There were no more public services to be sacrificed to the market that the Tories had not already offered up. There were no more brownie points to be earned by sounding tough on the deficit that the Tories had not already banked. The Blairite agenda had reached the end of the line.