Both have been Prime Minister, both know how hard the job can be. Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show this morning, Tony Blair highlighted why he and David Cameron aren't so different after all.
In the minds of some Tories, the boundary changes may have been a substitute for making the tough choices necessary to reach out to voters still sceptical of the Tory brand.
Without first establishing that the old ways of thinking were misconceived, new approaches cannot be brought in to take their place. Yet the evidence so far does not suggest that Miliband's Labour is willing to take even this crucial first step.
Ukip believes in merging income tax and national insurance into a flat rate income tax to greatly simplify our tax code, which currently stands at over 11,000 pages.
This government seem hell bent on bringing back Victorian levels of poverty and misery to the poor, whilst at the same time giving a tax cut to the wealthy.
To keep on producing weapons-grade uranium Aldermaston is clearly going to need some major investment. At a time of austerity, when families are relying on foodbanks and benefits are being cut, can we really justify adding to the already astronomical nuclear weapons bill?
A colleague of mine working on the post-Millennium Development Goal (MDG) framework said only last week "we get the chance for deep thought in the development sector once every 20 years, let's not waste it". Judging by the speech to UK civil society organisations, Ivan Lewis MP, shadow secretary of state for international development, is seizing the moment.
Small and medium sized businesses' importance to our economy cannot be underestimated and, yes, it has become somewhat of a cliché to say it but collectively they are the "lifeblood" of our economy - they provide almost two thirds of private sector jobs and half of private sector turnover.
Meet Ewan Jeffries AKA Jolyon Rubinstein (The Revolution Will Be Televised), the next hot young thing in the UK Labour Party.
Get out the map and dust off the history books. Britain IS part of Europe. Since the Roman and Norman invasions, its politics have been our politics.
Part of the problem in investigating electoral conduct is that it is broadly unquantifiable.
Whichever way Cameron campaigns on the European issue - the elephant in the room at every Tory party conference just as the unions are at Labour's - one half of his party will be unhappy. Whichever way he now goes, it doesn't look like a political happy ending.
With the thorn of Ukip in his side David Cameron knew that he had to do something about 'Britain and the EU' before the niggling wound became infected and caused even more problems down the line.
It looks as if the Conservatives have gained from the Prime Minister’s speech on the European Union; but only slightly.
As predicted with many Asian and American politicians staying home, European leaders like punch drunk boxers who have gone too many rounds occupied centre stage, but many others seemed little interested in their troubles: the consensus at the start of the meeting, that the Euro will survive after all but Europe will be a low growth region for the foreseeable future, held.
Isn't it time the Lib Dems did something REALLY for the nation. Dump the Tories, precipitate another election and let people decide whether they want to continue to be martyrs to Osborne's austerity mantra. Or elect a Government that will help people to get the economy going.