Is it only 20 years ago that Tony Blair, that fresh-faced boy and his wife, Cherie, stood before the cameras as the new face of the Labour party?
In Edinburgh, Gordon Brown, David Steel, Sir Paul Nurse and other notable academics made the case for Scotland staying within the UK.
This was supposed to mark the end of Labour's long wait.
Gordon Brown has predicted that major Scottish arts, community and cultural projects could lose millions of pounds of national lottery funding after independence.
Gordon Brown has accused David Cameron's ministers of putting the survival of the UK at risk by wrongly using "threats and ultimatums" to make the case against Scottish independence.
Gordon Brown has insisted it is inevitable that the Scottish parliament will quickly gain significant new tax and legal powers after a clear consensus emerged between the main UK parties.
The Bank of England has recruited one of the most influential figures who grappled with the 2008 banking crash to succeed Paul Tucker as head of the central bank's financial stability arm.
David Cameron has an unlikely taste in music – he's the first Tory PM to dig the Smiths, for instance – but we rarely thought he was making much of it up.
The economy is in a double-dip recession and the government is fighting a losing battle with the budget deficit.
Gordon Brown has accused one of the world's most influential golf clubs, the Royal and Ancient in St Andrews, of perpetuating discrimination by refusing to admit women as members.