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The despatch box

We're you thinking what the Conservatives were thinking? Did you believe the Lib Dems were the real alternative? Is Labour moving forward not back? This blog will focus on all things political. It will be irritating, agitating and maybe just maybe it will get you thinking.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Being let down by Labour

I read three interesting pieces in the papers at the weekend which one would hope the party would want to capitalise on – to highlight three very different issues.

1. Firstly it appears that for all of Gordon Brown’s talk about reducing the size of the Civil Service have come to nothing. Well what a surprise. I’m not sure who said it (it was probably on the West Wing actually), that businesses create jobs, not Government. Well not under New Labour who have created hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs, and lets be honest – they aren’t all delivering front line services, whilst the private sector gets burdened with more and more regulation. Nice one Gordon.

2. Apparently certain people at the counselling service “Relate” believe that we should change Mothers and Fathers day to Special persons day – so children don’t feel bad if they have two mothers or no mother. Do I really have to say what I think about this one?
3. Apparently there has been a 22 percent increase in admissions to hospital of people with mental illness with the blame being placed directly on the decision taken by Government to downgrade cannabis. I have never seen how a Government that wants to ban smoking on the one hand – can send the message that it is fine to smoke cannabis by downgrading.

Interested to hear of more ways bigor small that we are being let down by Labour.


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