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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.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Labour rattled!

Message from Labour Party Chairman Ian McCartney sent tonight... A sign they are rattled me thinks:-

You may have watched Prime Minister's Question Time today. To me, it showed that Conservatives' current rebranding exercise is simply putting a new gloss on the same old Tory policies.

The Prime Minister made clear that it wasn't enough to say you supported education reforms - you needed to back that up with support for Labour's investment programme. Tony noted the Tories' new fiscal rule - the proceeds of growth rule - would mean immediate cuts in the Labour government's investment in frontline public services. The Prime Minister also made clear that Labour would never agree with the Tory leader's belief that we should return to selection at the age of eleven.

Let's be clear. The Tories may have changed their leader yet again but the fundamental divide between the parties remains the same. They opposed all Labour's extra investment in schools, hospitals and the police and are still committed to cuts to public spending, to axing the New Deal, cuts to tax credits, and to selection in schools.

Today's PMQs demonstrated the clear dividing lines between a Conservative Party putting a new gloss on the same old Tory policies and a Labour Party delivering economic stability and investment and reform in our public services.

We need to show Britain what these 'modern Tories' really stand for. Your support is vital.


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