Or it may be that this is no more than one of the myriad headlines that show the government 'is doing something', 'listening' etc., before quietly disappearing into the sunset click here leaving things completely unchanged.
I'm not sure what my wife has to do with being childish - we'll leave her out of this, I think.
You may not be old enough to remember, but the same comments (economic ruin, socially spoiled, our youth in permanant apathy) have been made over the years about governments of both colours. In fact, they've been made for hundreds of years.
I am not a supporter of the Labour party, or indeed any other party come to that, but I am a supporter of fair play. The criticisms you level at Tony Blair are levelled at all prime Ministers - it's the nature of politics and of the electorate. When things go well the government gets no credit for it, and when things go badly the government gets the blame. When you become a politician it's something that you have to accept straight away - your party will never be popular in power.
Some people drink too much, cause trouble for others and harm their own health. Lets forget about trying to police the problem and just punish everyone. Another great solution brought to you by the government that helps you to help yourself. Pardon me whilst I cry with frustration.