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Please list all the BAD things the labour government has done ...

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spacedonkey Wed 02-Mar-05 14:03:58

I am so ill informed - please help

Obviously the Bush lapdogging is one

suzywong Wed 02-Mar-05 14:05:46

ermm...... well all this bOOllux the first time round about having more women in the cabinet, the Blair's Babes spin thing, and then only paying lipservice to that and running the govt pretty much as standard in terms of gender representation

since you ask madame get on msn

Tinker Wed 02-Mar-05 14:06:55


iota Wed 02-Mar-05 14:07:07

the war

iota Wed 02-Mar-05 14:07:23

snap Tinker

iota Wed 02-Mar-05 14:08:22

promising to be sleaze free then being beset by scandals and not getting rid of the perpetrators

spacedonkey Wed 02-Mar-05 14:09:20


the previous tory government had a far worse record for sleaze

Pinotmum Wed 02-Mar-05 14:10:46

Building anywhere and everywhere in the south east but still not providing quality affordable housing.

iota Wed 02-Mar-05 14:11:02

sd - agreed, but at least they sacked all theirs.

turquoise Wed 02-Mar-05 14:11:25

But wasn't Tory sleaze more about bonking whereas Labour's is cronyism? Worse IMHO.

spacedonkey Wed 02-Mar-05 14:12:10

aren't labour introducing a new affordable housing thing in the south east to help people get on the property ladder?

iota Wed 02-Mar-05 14:12:30

I actually liked teh Lab gov when they came into power, but now I hate them and I hope they lose.

spacedonkey Wed 02-Mar-05 14:13:55

I suppose I should declare my hand and say that it seems to me (and I'm not well informed I admit) that the good outweighs the bad. And I still haven't forgotten what the tories did to this country.

Gwenick Wed 02-Mar-05 14:14:11

not listening to what the public (who put them there) wanted on the war

Pushing through a bill using the parlimentary act which they've also spent most of their time in power discussing - hunting (I agree with the bill as it happens but not the way it was pushed through)

Increasing taxes (not income tax but putting taxes onto things) and then pretending to give it all back to us in tax credits

MRSA has increased - hospitals are dirtier and the care is worse because of the added beurocracy (sp)

Wants to introduce pointless ID cards

Introduces 'new things' - such as new NMW just as elections are about to take place - coincidence - I don't think so - more like voter manipulation

Failed to tackle the teaching, nursing and policing numbers adequately - they give us all these wonderful figures about how many 'new' x, y z's they've got - but convieniently forget to tell us how many have left

edam Wed 02-Mar-05 14:14:29

Tuition fees
Imprisonment without trial
Am truly ashamed of my country for these two.

Lapdogging sounds appropriately sordid.

edam Wed 02-Mar-05 14:14:56

How could I forget ID cards???

motherinferior Wed 02-Mar-05 14:15:38

Not speaking up against torture, at the very best (DP has actually ahem gone and joined the Lib/Dems on account of this )

Not being exactly, you know, socialist.

iota Wed 02-Mar-05 14:16:04

spin, and Tony's 'Presidential' style

triceratops Wed 02-Mar-05 14:17:19

Blair telling ken livingston to apologise for being a prat even if he didn't believe it. It just epotomised his level of insincerity to me. It doesn't matter what you believe just tell the public what you think they want to hear.

And all those freebie holidays, he and his wife are such stereotypical money grubbing lawyers. They deserve Carole Caplin.

I quite like Gordon Brown by the way.

iota Wed 02-Mar-05 14:17:30

Increasing the tax on petrol

Bozza Wed 02-Mar-05 14:17:35

Increasing pensions by whatever ludicrous amount it was. 75p?

Bozza Wed 02-Mar-05 14:18:36

All the business with Red Ken full stop. Expelling him from the party and then when he got to be mayor anyway deciding they would have him back.

Gwenick Wed 02-Mar-05 14:20:36

1997 - said they wouldn't introduce unversity tutition fees but did anyhow

2001 - said they wouldn't introduced topup fees......... who's to say we can trust them on that?

1997 - Labour promised not to privatise the Tube - one year later they announced the privatisation of it.

Bozza Wed 02-Mar-05 14:21:36

Not paying teachers/nurses etc enough.

Given everything else I've said I will have to say not putting income tax up. Because how would they pay for all the things I think they should do?

gingerbear Wed 02-Mar-05 14:25:03

"All right, but apart from sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?"

Sorry, couldn't resist that.

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