Some are born to greatness...
Intriguing, then, to listen t Blunkett's description, to be heard on next week's BBC Radio 4's In Touch programme, of intricate games of musical chairs among Cabinet members - manoeuvres which his blindness makes him less than adept at.
"The chairs do vary a bit or maybe somebody is not at Cabinet that morning. The trick is to make sure that you do get the right seat. You might make jokes about it, but if you sat in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's seat there would be a presumption that you were after his job."
Blunkett paused and added: "Oh, God forbid, of course."