Sunday, 13 April 2003


The Labour party still retain a lead over the Conservatives in a recent opinion poll. Members of the electorate were asked whether they concurred with Labour's plans to raise National Insurance to fund extra spending on public services. The majority of people stated that they trusted Labour with the ability to improve public services greater than the the Conservatives. I feel this would be the case until the Tories can produce some coherent policies. This is not related to public services, but other areas. Will their economic policies be vastly different to New Labour's? Are they still anti-EMU entry (even though the majority of the parliamentary party and membership is opposed to such a thing)? I await their manifesto for the next general election, be it 2005 or 2006.