Yesterday Blair visited Bristol and was jeered by many victioms of crime and anti-scoial behaviour. From what I've read of the incidents the general feeling was that for all his tough talk things are actually a lot worse.
At the same time, an academic appointed by Blair had a report published on the Downing Street website lambasting Blair for "legislative hyperactivity" and being obsessed with "headline-grabbing legislation". What is it about academics stating the bleeding obvious?
So anyway, yesterday in Bristol, Blair gave a speech about crime. He acknowledged there was a problem, and then proceeded to blame everyone but his government.