Nuclear weapons. Nuclear power. Pensions.
These are thorny long-term problems which have often torn apart the Labour party in the past.
Yet Tony Blair is is going round, in his last few months, with his governmental fluffy blue duster, tidying up these problems, ready for the Gord to arrive at Number Ten without the diversions of any "little local difficulties".
One can't but help think that Gordon Brown has a lot to be thankful to Tony Blair for. Will he be thankful?
Will he 'eck as like.