For the first time in a very long time in his political career Blair is not making an arse of himself in public because of his foreign policies. Now he's doing it because of his home policies. Sure it makes sense to identify problems in society but keeping young mums on benefit? I'm all for benefits, they are incredibly helpful. However they need to have practical help and advice for themselves and their children. Surely, they need to be giving encouragement to help these people to get on their feet and ultimately improve the lives of their children?