Sky are reporting that Tony Blair has pulled out of his London book signing for security reasons and on the grounds of the expense the Police will incur.
What does it say about him that he can't even sign books without people wanting to berate him? It never happened to Margaret Thatcher... She would happily chat with bookbuyers and pose for photos.
Or perhaps I am being unfair.
It may be that we now live in a more hostile age, where people are less deferential and don't hesitate to have a go at ex-politicians in quite an aggressive way, even years after they have left office.