Friday, July 03, 2009
The Challenges Ahead
We in government, recognise the real challenges we all face.
Take the issue of MP's expenses which I sure-footedly navigated the government through. It has caused consternation and dismay with the electorate that rather than working as hard as we possibly could to deliver social justice and a level playing field for all, we were sometimes wasting vital time with oak beams.
Precious time we as MPs should have spent on delivering ID cards and the ID database, more CCTV, new rubbish taxes, DNA retention, more terror laws and more sex education for five year olds.
But to the electorate I say we have listened and learned.
And we must go on, building on the legacy of three historic terms of New Labour to deliver incredible opportunity and equality unprecedented in a generation.
Through tough new laws designed to curb terror while bringing vital diversity to our schools and services we can make a future Britiain a full participant on the international stage.
Right Honorable Gordon Brown MP
Gordon Brown New Labour