Former Prime Minister Tony Blair writes in the Daily Mirror, which has been a centre left publication for many years, about his years in office and defends the achievements of the New Labour project, which was in power between 1997 and 2010. He acknowledged that there were many issues of contention such as the decision to back the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. However, he also notes “Gay people faced an avalanche of discrimination. There had been no black person in any British Cabinet. No Muslim had ever sat in the House of Lords. Women MPs comprised less than 10% of Parliament.” Mr Blair also discussed NHS Waiting lists, care of the elderly and the struggle for a minimum wage. Democratic socialism is, he argues, the path that Labour needs to pursue if it is to win another General Election.