I received an email from Gordon Brown this afternoon
- a mass mailing of course - a dubious reward for subscribing
My Hotmail account asks: "Mark as safe" or
"Mark as unsafe" which had me thinking.
Anyway, you will sleep soundly knowing that the Prime
Minister is "taking action to give real help now"
and being "focused" on making everything fair,
fair and even more fair.
He will meet the "challenges," but whatever
you do, don't trust the Tories because they "would
do nothing to give real help now."
I could spend a couple of hours critiquing the email,
but why bother? You will be doing it yourself as you
read; probably accompanied by shaking your head and
spluttering in disbelief at how dumb he presumes the
average Labour supporter to be.
Email reproduced below (with original typos)
Each and every
day we’re taking action to give real help now to help
everyone get through this economic downturn fairly.
But as we concentrate
on bringing Britain through this downturn, we’re also
preparing for a future in which Britain emerges stronger
Speech was focused on delivering for you and your family
with fair chances, fair rules and a fairer future.
a fairer future by doing more to help those affected
by this economic downturn from losing their homes through
repossession. People will get fair chances through lifelong
access to education, training and apprenticeships and
an NHS that meets your needs on your terms. And we’ll
enforce fair rules so that those who work hard are properly
rewarded – and those who try to game the system will
face the consequences.
we must meet in today’s Queen’s Speech have already
changed f rom those we faced a year ago. We are living
in a new age - one where nothing is more important than
helping you to protect your job, your house and your
would do nothing to give real help now to families and
businesses. It is no accident that they have chosen
this course – it is the same unfair Conservative instinct
that abandoned people, families and communities to sink
or swim in the 1980s and 1990s.
Our Party has
always been about the many and not the few – and this
Queen’s Speech is about a fairer future for all, not
As I said on
Saturday, this is the biggest New Labour project of
all - giving people the confidence and hope that we
can get through this downturn and build the fair society.
Our test is
to whether we can give real help to people on middle
and modest incomes now, while making the right long
term decisions to prepare and equip our country for
With your continue
d help and support, I know that we will bring Britain
though this downturn to emerge stronger and fairer than
and best wishes Gordon
PS - I have
recorded an online video on our plans outlined in the
Queens Speech - you
can be among the first to watch it by clicking here
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