Tony Blair has chosen audiences of school children to whom to make major announcements on at least two previous occasions. One was the launch of his last general election campaign.
The idea seemed to be that if you want a meek and mild audience with that extra splash of "they are the future, not you old gits" then go to a school. And, indeed, the school children sat, rather bemused, while our Tone went on about "NuLabor".
However, it is a sign of the expiry of His Toneships' "use by date" that now, even the school children are revolting and he was greeted today with protesting schoolchildren with placards saying "Go".