Rewriting history? On May 5 the General Election saw Tony Blair returned for a third term as Prime Minister. This will be the first time that a Labour Government has ever enjoyed three consecutive terms in office. Thus Mr. Blair’s place in the history books is assured. John Benton Like many others I am not too displeased with the outcome of the election. With a greatly-reduced majority the country showed its displeasure with Mr. Blair, and he seems now somewhat chastened and humbled by the experience. Humility in leadership is never a bad thing. But there has already been quite an outcry from rebel Labour backbenchers, blaming the electorate’s lack of trust in the Prime Minister for the haemorrhaging of Labour’s vote and for Mr. Blair to step aside, as he reportedly promised, in favour of the Chancellor Gordon Brown. Whether this will happen, only coming days will tell. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.