I just wish he'd shut up, frankly
Asked on BBC2's Daily Politics programme about Mr Blair's announcement of new measures to curb the early release of offenders, Lord Ramsbotham, a former chief inspector of prisons, said: "I just wish he'd shut up, frankly.
"One of the problems that there has been recently is announcement after announcement from the Prime Minister that he's going to do this and that and the other. More people are going to come in for longer, but unfortunately all that's doing is crowding the system even more than it is."
He said the Home Office had three priorities - arrest people more quickly, sentence them more severely and reduce prison overcrowding. "They are mutually conflicting," he said.
Could hardly have put it better myself.