Something is wrong with British public administration. Britons are not used to having their central government so comprehensively trashed. Since the days of Northcote-Trevelyan it was the envy of the world. The integrity of the civil service was taken for granted and the accountability of ministers was the rock on which the constitution was built.
The traditional partnership between ministers and civil servants has collapsed, destroyed by Blair's sofa government and his miasma of agencies, consultancies and private firms. These lack continuity, leadership and accountability. The relationship between Whitehall and such shadowy entities as EDS, KPMG, WS Atkins, Serco and Capita seems immune to scrutiny.
Blair's Legacy will be the way he has thrown his sabot into the cogs of government. Is there any central government department that works better or even as well as before the great Blairite revolution of reorganisation, renaming, reorganising again, outsourcing, hiring more consultants, rebranding and reorganising yet again?