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?