Clamping down on anti-social behaviour, improving schools and hospitals and reforming Britain's welfare system to help families are the themes of the Labour Party's third term in power.
But the legislative programme, set out by the Government yesterday, provided few answers about how two of those three aims will be achieved.
The Government was last night focusing on its plans to reduce anti-social behaviour, following Mr Blair's call last week for the return of "respect" in society.
They even got the Queen to use the phrase. In her speech, she said: "My Government is committed to creating safe and secure communities, and fostering a culture of respect."
But very few new measures to enforce "respect" are actually being proposed.
A Violent Crime Bill will toughen up the law on gun and knife ownership, including raising the age for buying a knife to 18.
But this is not quite the same issue. Mr Blair was talking about graffiti, vandalism and youngsters in hoods snatching your mobile phone, not criminals with knives and guns.
Headteachers will also be allowed to search pupils for weapons as they enter school.
And there will be new powers for police to close down pubs selling to under-age teenagers.
But it seems measures already introduced by Labour in recent years will be the main weapons in the on-going battle against anti-social behaviour.
These include anti-social behaviour orders, curfews and community support officers patrolling our streets.
In a similar way, there are few radical new proposals for public services.
The most profound education reform is to welcome "new educational providers" into the state system.
Bob Edmiston, the car import entrepreneur and evangelical Christian, is already planning to open three state schools in the West Midlands. The remaining education proposals are far less dramatic, however.
Ofsted will gain "new powers", so far undefined, while primary schools will also enjoy a little more control over their own budgets.
Then there is the Health Bill, which will focus on improving hospital hygiene.
But there was no sign of Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt's threat to make hospital managers liable for manslaughter charges if patients die of infection.
Instead, "special measures" will be taken against dirty hospitals.
It seems that Tony Blair's most dramatic reforms of the public services have already happened.
In education, the comprehensive has already been replaced by a variety of models.
The most dramatic change in health was the introduction of foundation hospitals.
And, of course, there are the spending increases, already announced and not mentioned yesterday.
Education funding is to increase from £63 billion today to £76 billion in 2007-8, while NHS spending goes up from £69 billion to £92 billion.
It is a very different picture on welfare reform. The Government is proposing substantial changes.
Statutory maternity leave will increase from 26 weeks to 29 weeks, and giving mothers the legal right to transfer some of this leave to fathers.
Councils will also have a duty to provide childcare to every child that needs it.
And while parents benefit, workshy claimants of incapacity benefit will be hit hard.
In a bid to cut the number of recipients - which is currently
2.64 million - the benefit will be abolished and replaced with a new scheme which emphasises the responsibility of people who can work to do so.
There were a few other high-profile and significant measures.
They included the Identity Cards Bill, which Ministers are determined to press ahead with.
An Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill will be introduced, and a new Commission for Equality and Human Rights will target homophobia and age discrimination as well as racism, sexism and disability discrimination.