There are alternate definitions of manhood in the West.
My own view is that if you filled every member of the parliamentary Labour party with a truth drug and lashed them to a polygraph lie detector, very, very few of them would support foundation hospitals.
Smoking is the now the principal avoidable cause of premature death in Britain. It hits the worst off people hardest of all. Smoking is one of the principal causes of the health gap which leads to poorer people being ill more often and dying sooner.
It is more important for Labour to raise the reputation of politics than for the Tories, who are only in politics for the money.
I don't think we can go into important local elections next year... with Tony Blair as leader and expect to keep many of the councillors we've got now.