Does anybody else have doubts about this? Look:

The former deputy prime minister says his choice shows many of the skills and qualities of Tony Blair.

Many may see any comparison with Blair as a reason not to support Burnham.

If Prescott is referring only to ability as a leader, without connecting Burnham to Blair’s policies, then he might have a point.

Burnham certainly has the makings of a Labour leader – if he throws out the New Labour dross and adopts an all-supportive, ‘True Labour’ style.

Source: John Prescott throws his weight behind Andy Burnham as party leader | Politics | The Guardian