Ken Bruce

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Respect to Tony Blair for waiting so long before he jumped in the back seat and started giving directions to the new Prime Minister. It must have been what, all of two minutes? They don’t move that fast in the pits at Silverstone. First, the former premier used a newspaper article to punt his idea for ID cards. Next came a speech at the humbly titled Tony Blair Institute for Global Change on how artificial intelligence could save the public sector billions. So far, Sir Tony (as we must now, rather annoyingly, call him for reasons of consistency) is being treated with the politeness due to a neighbour who peers over the fence and tells you how to cut the grass.