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Brown's New Labour election vow

Gordon Brown is set to use his keynote conference speech to insist the party fights the next election as New Labour.

The chancellor will call for a home-owning, share-owning democracy.

His speech in Brighton is being viewed as laying down his credentials to replace Tony Blair when he steps down ahead of the next election.

Now I may have become a little cynical of late, but if the chancellor really wanted us to own our homes, why the hell did he let house prices more than double in the last few years???

I mean seriously, on what planet has he made home-ownership easier?

Maybe he's looking to take the credit for any coming housing 'correction'?

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Maybe he's looking to take the credit for any coming housing 'correction'?

That's exactly how NuLabour work! (Nail on head)

They are not a political party of any great achievement,

They are a PR company, only good at sodding sound bites!

I don’t know of any success worth mentioning other than

The elections and Olympic win. Which is all down to PR. :angry:

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"Gordon Brown is set to use his keynote conference speech to insist the party fights the next election as New Labour.

The chancellor will call for a home-owning, share-owning democracy. "

Isn't this an echo of a speech given by a certain Mrs Thatcher many moons ago?

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"The chancellor will call for a home-owning, share-owning democracy"

Brown's New Labour election vow, 26 Sep 05

I remember a young Tony Blair after the crash of 87 saying something like:

"This will teach governments that they should not be encouraging people into the stock market which can be as risky as a casino"*

Best of it was, the Tories offered no cash bribe like these idiots and they still came in for criticism.

*- big praise to anyone who can track this quote down verbatim. I heard it on the 80s series thing recently

So far I have found this:

On the share collapse (Oct 1987) Blair said:

" the City whizz-kids, with salaries only fractionally less than their greed, now seem not only morally dubious, but incompetent"

A Selection of Tony Blair Quotes

Edited by Sledgehead

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"The chancellor will call for a renting, debt based one party state."

;)

He also calls for innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, then wraps companies up with piles of pointless regulations and taxes and if you do succeed, despite the odds, you must pay for your good fortune because it must have been underhanded and exploitative, any sucess in government is such so that must be true of everyone else. His message is very clear in reality, better to be an angel and take no risks and work for the state as a director of happy spaces, the rewards are generally better.

Unfortunately the only 'risk taking' going on in this country are £250K interest only mortgages taken out at 3.5%, but of course there's no need to worry because he's "locked in stability and low inflation", unfortunately Mr Instability and his bailiff Mr Bust are currently pounding the door down.

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On the subject of trying to track that Blair quote, anyone out there use / could recommend this service? Is it rubbish or reasonable:

newspaperarchive.com

It's cheap, but I've paid for cheap things on the inet b4 and got sod all.

The Newspaper date of Blair's quote will be 20th Oct 1987 (Black Monday).

Edited by Sledgehead

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On the share collapse (Oct 1987) Blair said:

" the City whizz-kids, with salaries only fractionally less than their greed, now seem not only morally dubious, but incompetent"

In 2005, Bart of Darkness said:

"Nu-Labour, with incomes only fractionally less than their greed, now seem not only morally dubious, but incompetent"

"The public may overlook the former but won't be able to ignore the effects of the latter

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"In any other decade a house price bubble would have pushed Britain from boom to bust"

Gordon Brown, Labour Party Coference, 26 Sept 2005, 12:20am

EDUCATION

Gordon wants education from 3 to 18 ...

Give 'em another term and he'll want Cabinet Cot mobiles and every child's first words to be "Dadda" everytime they see his picture.

Meanwhile a QUARTER of university students fail to graduate.....

PENSIONS

Gordon says it was a scandal that people who saved for a pension found they had nothing when schemes went bust. He says the pension protection plan is something to be proud of , something free-market dogman could never allow.

But what about the £5bn he has taken from private pensions since Nu La took office. £5bn per annum, or £40bn : wait a min: isn't that close to the size of the hole in company pensions schemes? Add on a few more due to stock market falls (due to damaged balance sheet scos of Gordie's robbery). Mere coincidence? This guy CAUSED the pension's crisis!

TAX

Attacks flat tax.

ASSETS

"We are striving for Britain to be a home owning, share owning democracy"

He wants workers to share in the success of the companies they work for with company share schemes.

Oh dear. Don't only own a home but invest in BTL. Don't only work for a company, but invest in that company too. Notice a lack of diversification here?

"Never again a society of grab what you can, never again a then and us."

Would those excluded from the housing ladder care to comment?

THE COUNTRY'S POTENTIAL

"This companies history until now has been a story of lost potential.... Think of all the great music never written, art never made, science never produced."

What twaddle: how can you think of that which has never occured? Mind you I think all the scientists and engineers here know how many opportunites have been wasted under new labour. How many of our brightest minds have either left the country or decided it just wasn't worth the effort when public sector jobs are so relatively well remunerated and have better pension benefits. New labour has stifled innovation. Period.

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