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what exactly did the labour government do for the UK 1997-2010?

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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 01:46 PM
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This rants really about the labour party post 1997.

A lot of people bemoan the current government.
To be honnest cant blame them as they are bumbling about likes fools.

BUT

What I dont get is those harping on about how good labour is.

Sorry but labour was is power from 1997-2010 what exactly did it accomplish?

It inherited a surpluss and wasted trillions of pounds and what exactly did we see?what did the UK get for all that debt?

NHS continued its decline (my local hospitals went down hill in labours reign)
The road and train systems were left with little to no development.
We got a billion pound tent in Greenwich
We got two wars
Ignored the power grid so we are now in a energy crisis.
Let the UK school system crumble into a pit of mediocrity
Signed a bunch of EU treatys many of us now want out of.
Nurtured a welfare underclass.
Oversaw a catatrophic houseing crisis.

So what exactly did they do that can justify the above?

Labour does nothing and bugger all but expensively
The torys do nothing and bugger all on the cheap.


Far as I can see the Torys are better value for money. Might do bugger all for the people but at least they spend less money doing it!



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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 01:53 PM
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Sold the gold

Buggered the House of Lords

Ennobled a right shower of corrupt, vain, egotistic second rate slimeballs

Enriched themselves by dubious means

Spinned out of control

Threw open the doors and threw away the key

Got away with it

Finally convinced me that some people actually deserve to be strung up

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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: berenike
Sold the gold

Buggered the House of Lords

Ennobled a right shower of corrupt, vain, egotistic second rate slimeballs

Enriched themselves by dubious means

Spinned out of control

Threw open the doors and threw away the key

Got away with it

Finally convinced me that some people actually deserve to be strung up

Yup theres that too



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

The London Eye? er...sorry...the Cocal-Cola London Eye?



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: TheTory
a reply to: crazyewok

The London Eye? er...sorry...the Cocal-Cola London Eye?


O I forgot the giant ferris wheel to go with the giant circus tent!


Maybe if labour get into power again they can build a government funded rollercoster too?
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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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Minimum wage.

Paid of war debt to The U.S.

Olympic Games.

Banned Fox Hunting.

Record numbers of Police, Nurses, Teachers

Bought back Matrons in hospitals

Devolved power to Scotland & Wales

Want some more ?



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

The minimum wage.
The freedom of information act.

Plunged us into the darkness of an unending war.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: crazyewok


Minimum wage.

Paid of war debt to The U.S.

Olympic Games.

Banned Fox Hunting.

Record numbers of Police, Nurses, Teachers

Bought back Matrons in hospitals

Devolved power to Scotland & Wales

Want some more ?


Yes as seeing as they are paltry compared to the two wars blair gave us, the housing crisis, the engery crisis and the extra teachers didnt stop our education system sinking down hill each year did it?

So yes after all rhe money they pissed away and the debt they stuck us in I expect more than a sporting event, a few token publuc service gestures and a hunting ban!




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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:26 PM
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the extra teachers didnt stop our education system sinking down hill each year did it?


It would have sank faster without them.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: crazyewok

The minimum wage.
The freedom of information act.

Plunged us into the darkness of an unending war.



Minimum wage is basically one important thing.


One thing to stack up against :

2 wars.
Infrastructure crisis
Housing crisis
Failing Education
Banking crisis.
Declineing NHS



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: crazyewok





the extra teachers didnt stop our education system sinking down hill each year did it?


It would have sank faster without them.

Really?

That the only come back?

We would screw it up less quickly ?



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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Labour have been out of power for 6 years ?

Are education standards improving ? Are they hell. So basically the Labour party fecked up education and the Tories/ Libs carried on with feckin it up.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: crazyewok

Labour have been out of power for 6 years ?

Are education standards improving ? Are they hell. So basically the Labour party fecked up education and the Tories/ Libs carried on with feckin it up.



As I said in the OP if you had bothered to read.

The torys havent done much good either. They just spend less money doing bugger all.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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I did read it thank you.

The education system didn't come to a halt in 2010 don't you know.

I think it's annoyed you that people have come back with things Labour did achieve which has taken you by surprise.




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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: crazyewok

Labour have been out of power for 6 years ?

Are education standards improving ? Are they hell. So basically the Labour party fecked up education and the Tories/ Libs carried on with feckin it up.



Education standards have been tinkered with since the 1970's. There used to be dozens of different A-level exam boards across England. Now everything is set by the national curriculum. They introduced a scheme where you could choose how difficult you wanted your exam paper (foundation, general or credit). Then you would get your grade. Employers wouldn't look at anyone with a Foundation grade.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:46 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: crazyewok

I did read it thank you.

The education system didn't come to a halt in 2010 don't you know.

I think it's annoyed you that people have come back with things Labour did achieve which has taken you by surprise.





Not really.

Only thing of real note is the minimum wage.

The rest? Just petty tokens thats didnt exactly do much for the money spent or to make up for the fact oou infrastructure was left in disrepair, our energy requirements barely meet, 2 wars and a houseing crisis.


But wow weee we had the Olympics thats makes up for all of that!......not.
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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:48 PM
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To everyone their own opinion.



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: stormcell

originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: crazyewok

Labour have been out of power for 6 years ?

Are education standards improving ? Are they hell. So basically the Labour party fecked up education and the Tories/ Libs carried on with feckin it up.



Education standards have been tinkered with since the 1970's. There used to be dozens of different A-level exam boards across England. Now everything is set by the national curriculum. They introduced a scheme where you could choose how difficult you wanted your exam paper (foundation, general or credit). Then you would get your grade. Employers wouldn't look at anyone with a Foundation grade.


Yup.

Lots of GSCE are worthless


Hell many in my class were taught to be proud of achieving E's and D's!

And lets not go into the useless degres....



posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: crazyewok

To everyone their own opinion.





Guess your idea of successfull government has a very low bar.


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posted on Feb, 24 2016 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: crazyewok

To everyone their own opinion.





Guess your idea of successfull government has a very low bar.




Not at all. Maybe i am as blinkered as you obviously are.




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