In praise of ideology: An inquiry calculated to draw the timely attention of Britain and America to the necessity for ‘ideology’ and to the inadequacy of ‘the centre ground’.

President Clinton made the opening gambit – a smart Left to Right move praising profit, tax breaks, the market economy. Tony Blair copied the move. Eager to avoid contamination with what Marx called ‘the Spectre of Communism’, he invented New Labour, which would combine compassion with competition, freedom with fairness and so on.

Lord Saatchi - Wednesday, 27th December, 2006