@ Alan Brown
"Please tell me when the last popular vote for a Prime Minister took place."
Blairs last term which he handed over to Brown. Another of his 'promises' where he would stay until the next election, then of course dropped out and handed over to Brown. Why did he say it? Because people voted for the smiling snake oil salesman. He wasnt Teflon Tony for nothing. probably not helped by Brown being 'taught' to smile.