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Monday, February 25, 2008

Top 50 Labour achievements since 1997

You get to have your say on what should and shouldn't be make it on a list of the top 50 Labour achievements since 1997.

Whether it's the big things like the longest period of sustained low inflation since the sixties, or the things that just make life a little easier like NHS Direct, it's hard to imagine a Britain without many of these achievements. The minimum wage. Power devolved to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The New Deal. Gift aid (worth £828 million to charities last year). A right to at least 24 days holiday for full time workers. Free museum entry. Civil partnerships. The debt of the world's poorest countries written off. Sure Start.

No doubt that there is a lot more to do, but I reckon Sir Alex Ferguson said it best just before the 2005 general election: "This Labour government has led this country into a period of unparalleled prosperity. Britain's a fairer, more prosperous, tolerant and caring country that it ever was under the Tories."



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