Labour Party Manifesto 1997

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    Above is the labour party manifesto for 1997.

    These are the PROMISES that they were elected on.

    Over the five years of a Labour government:

    1. Education will be our number one priority, and we will increase the share of national income spent on education as we decrease it on the bills of economic and social failure
    2.There will be no increase in the basic or top rates of income tax
    3.We will provide stable economic growth with low inflation, and promote dynamic and competitive business and industry at home and abroad
    4.We will get 250,000 young unemployed off benefit and into work
    5.We will rebuild the NHS, reducing spending on administration and increasing spending on patient care
    6.We will be tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime, and halve the time it takes persistent juvenile offenders to come to court
    7.We will help build strong families and strong communities, and lay the foundations of a modern welfare state in pensions and community care 8.We will safeguard our environment, and develop an integrated transport policy to fight congestion and pollution
    9.We will clean up politics, decentralise political power throughout the United Kingdom and put the funding of political parties on a proper and accountable basis
    10.We will give Britain the leadership in Europe which Britain and Europe need

    Well it has now been 10 years since they made those promises, have they kept any of them?

    For those interested below is the latest manifesto:

    Can they be trusted?
  2. Of course they can not be trusted they are politicians!

  3. No mentioned of the Armed Forces in there .... that much hasn't really changed then.

  4. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    This is the Irish Labour Party; similiar Socialist principles but wrong country... :wink:


    Thanks SgtP

    TryThis one:

    No increase in basic or top rate income tax
    Minimum wage to rise to £5.35 from October 2006
    Increase home ownership by two million
    Inflation target of 2%
    No-one will have to wait more than 18 weeks to see a specialist from date of referral
    Rebuild or refurbish every secondary school
    Education or training for every 16 to 18-year-old
    Publicly-owned Royal Mail fully restored to "good health"
    Action to tackle guns and knives
    Further Lords reform
    Point system for immigrants
  6. Ireland: Labour party forms part of coalition governments that see Ireland going from one being one of the poorest countries in the EU to having the 2nd highest per capita GDP $45,600 (2007 est.) and in 2008, now exceeds that of the USA.

    UK: Labour form governments that see Britain go from being one of the wealthiest countries in EU to having a per capita GDP of $35,300 (2007 est.)

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