Labour Party Manifesto 1997

slim

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#1
http://www.labour-party.org.uk/manifestos/1997/1997-labour-manifesto.shtml

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:

http://www.labour.ie/manifesto

Can they be trusted?
 
#2
slim said:
http://www.labour-party.org.uk/manifestos/1997/1997-labour-manifesto.shtml

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:

http://www.labour.ie/manifesto

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

IDOITDEEPER
 

sgtpepperband

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#4
slim said:
...For those interested below is the latest manifesto:

http://www.labour.ie/manifesto

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

What Labour stands for

The four principles on which Socialism is based are Freedom, Equality, Community and Democracy.

From its first election programme in 1920 to the present day, these principles have been at the centre of the policies which the Labour Party has offered to the Irish people. These are the values which have ruled our major campaigns and our political activity whether in opposition or in Government.

The Labour Party is committed to representing the ideals of our movement in Government and ultimately we aim to be the majority party in Dail Eireann.
(Source)
 

slim

War Hero
#5
sgtpepperband said:
slim said:
...For those interested below is the latest manifesto:

http://www.labour.ie/manifesto

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

What Labour stands for

The four principles on which Socialism is based are Freedom, Equality, Community and Democracy.

From its first election programme in 1920 to the present day, these principles have been at the centre of the policies which the Labour Party has offered to the Irish people. These are the values which have ruled our major campaigns and our political activity whether in opposition or in Government.

The Labour Party is committed to representing the ideals of our movement in Government and ultimately we aim to be the majority party in Dail Eireann.
(Source)

OOOOPS
Thanks SgtP

TryThis one:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4438489.stm

KEY PLEDGES
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
 
#7
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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