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A little fun with Gordon Brown's House of Commons debut

And here it is.

And the best bit:

"the view of the Labour party — [is] that the greatest threat to the ideals of individual freedom and personal responsibility that the present Government so stridently espouse, the grossest affront to human dignity and the gravest assault, on any view of social justice, is mass unemployment and its inevitable consequence, mass poverty".

Unemployment then was a shade over 3m, now it is 2.38m and set to go much higher...

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Anonymous Geoff said... 4:08 pm

Every Labour Government in history has left office with unemployment higher than when they started...and with the ever-changing ways of counting the dole queue figures, that is already undoubtedly the case again.

It's about time a few MP's found out first hand what it's like.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 4:13 pm

Still, at least Brown is honouring tradition - for once.  



Blogger Doubting Richard said... 11:14 pm

Unemployment is higher now than it was then. It is just called something different. The increase in people caliming incapacity benmefit since 1997 is greater than 0.72 million. There is no reason to suppose that there are more ill people; people are just claiming more money by caliming to be unable to work. This is just another Labour statistical con, that costs us all money and helps them cling to power.  



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