The man is completely round the twist, clinically insane. He genuinely believes that he won the election for Liabour (rather than scrabbling for the lowest vote ever won by a governing party) and that he is completely indispensable. Watching Channel 4's news item, it appeared that the Liabour faithful interviewed by Jon Snow were less than enthusiastic about the Celestial Navigator's intention to stay at the helm. Perhaps he has his deranged eyes on Maggie's eleven year reign. She said she would go "on and on" and she was out rather sharpish after that. I can't see Bliar surviving the local elections next year, let alone the Scottish Parliament elections of 2007. The man lives in a fantasy world and is as deluded about his position within the Liabour party (membership less than 200,000 as opposed to 400,000+ in 1997) as he is about Iraq.