I think Blair’s confusion on moving beyond left and right is his social relation of choice. Blair is an MP sort of guy, valorising this type of Social Relations as a moral good, remember him being mocked for suggesting “we do what works”. That subset of the left and that subset of the right whose social reference point is MP may be able to work together and I think that is what he has in mind, but he should be aware that these are still minority political usages of a relational social model and even these do not converge at the level of moral intuitions. Although a meeting across the “aisle” that acknowledged these constraints might be unusually productive. To see how far away we are from unusually productive reference the current UK debate about welfare reform/cuts.