What did we learn from Tony Blair's news conference today? More than you might think.
1. He IS considering standing down as an MP after he stops being PM. "I've taken no decision" on this he said.
2. He is not planning to live in New York after leaving Number 10.
3. The Cabinet have not been consulted about whether Britain should site parts of the US missile defence system.
4. Unlike Alan Johnson he is not ready to attack Tory ideas to support marriage choosing instead to say it's a legitimate debate while insisting it's a distraction from the "real issue" of targeting help on problem families.
5. The government is planning to introduce what he calls a "something for something bargain" in the benefits system and provision of council housing. This begs the question - if you deny problem families benefit or housing, what then happens to them?
6. He warned the Labour Party to be "very careful" about attacking the private equity industry.