If you have been paying attention to the front pages of the newspapers today, there is a mug-shot of Broon with his hands in typical strangle mode. This is his signature hand gesture - it looks as if he has terrible arthritis in his hands as he strangles the air between them.
Bliar, on the other hand, always used either an open palm ( like Dave) or a proper fist.
So the real difference is, as every exponent of body-language will tell you, between an open-hearted engaging person and a complete control freak. Broon is trying to subdue everything in his grasp. OK he's not making much of a go of it, but that's his game plan.
The ludicrous announcement today of " everyone can have a check-up" is complete nonsense - you can have that already. As Dizzy points out today, you will get a letter, which, in the vast majority of cases, will go straight in the bin. BUT, of course, it will cost money and will require people to administer it.
Ah, now I get it. It's another of his non-job job creation schemes.