It happens. You've been in government for so long, you start to think you're infallible. That your reforms have all worked and that anyone who questions them is by definition clinically insane. You come out with statements like:
"The NHS has just had its best year ever".
Your name is Patricia Hewitt. You are the very personification of why no one believes a word any New Labour politician says anymore. You exemplify why people have switched off politics.
Mr Eugenedes has a superb, and very amusing, take on Nanny Hewitt's delusions HERE.