The good they have done is forgotten. Their sins are remembered. Tony Blair won three elections for Labour and introduced worthy progressive redistributive policies. Not all of them worked but his intentions were noble. He persuaded millions to vote Labour for the first time. Those memories are fading into nothingness.
His poisoned legacy will be his errors. 601 UK lives were lost in Bush's Iraq war and in Helmand. He bullied, bribed and bamboozled MPs into his avoidable vanity wars. 139 Labour MPs honourably defied a 3 line whip and opposed the UK's involvement in the Iraq War. Blair could not have prevented the war but he could have done a Harold Wilson and kept the UK out of it.
It will get worse. Blair's already odious legacy will putrefy. Uncounted thousands of UK veterans now return from battle broken in body or mind. More Falkands and US Afghanistan veterans committed suicide than died in combat. The death price for Blair's vanity will continue to grow.
We have yet to have the Iraq War's Inquiry report. When the truth is known on Iraq and the Helmand excursion Blair's reputation will be ruined. He took us to avoidable wars in which Britain's interests were not threatened.
Instead of embracing Blair, Ed Miliband should fend him off with a ten yard bargepole.