What Did Labour Do For Us?

Gordon Brown recently got a big cheer at the Olympics.

So is it safe to pick out the achievements of the last Labour Government?
This list was removed from the Labour Party’s website after Gordon Brown created the credit-crunch when, in his spare time, he sold sub-prime mortgages to people on welfare in US’s Mid-West…
Bad Gordon!

  1. ’97-’08: Lowest unemployment since ’79 (previous Labour Government). Oh… click on the graph !
  2. Longest period of sustained low inflation since ’60s
  3. Introduced National Minimum Wage.
    Raised to £5.52
  4. Restored devolved government to Northern Ireland
  5. Wrote off 100% of debt owed by poorest countries
  6. Restored city-wide government to London
  7. Devolved power to Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly
  8. All full time workers entitled to 24 days paid holiday
  9. Scrapped Section 28. Introduced Civil Partnerships
  10. 85,000 more nurses and 32,000 more doctors
  11. Brought back matrons to hospital wards
  12. Inpatient waiting lists down half a million+ since ’97
  13. NHS Direct introduced, offering free patient advice
  14. Free breast cancer screening for all 50-70 yr old women
  15. 36,000 more teachers in England. 274,000 more support staff and teaching assistants
  16. Cleanest rivers, beaches, drinking water and air since before the industrial revolution
  17. 14,000 more police in England and Wales
  18. Saved car industry with Car Scrappage Scheme
  19. Cut long-term youth unemployment by 75%
  20. Child benefit up 26 per cent since 1997
  21. Doubled funding for every school pupil in England
  22. Free nursery places for all 3 and 4-year-olds
  23. Free fruit for most four to six-year-olds at school
  24. Introduced £200 winter fuel payment to pensioners. £300 for over-80s
  25. Free TV licences for over-75s
  26. A million pensioners lifted out of poverty
  27. Free off peak local bus travel for over-60s
  28. Free eye test for over 60s
  29. Banned fox hunting
  30. Banned fur farming & animal testing for cosmetics
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