Blair: "Labour must be the party of change makers"
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
During his address to the Labour Party Conference today, Tony Blair told the party members that there must be further public service reforms. He highlighted reforms needed for the criminal justice system.
Tony Blair intimated that he would not be stepping down early as prime minister with a policy heavy speech. He apologised that Labour had not gone further with it's reforms and that they should stay the change makers. Rather than announcing a date for his retirement, which he says will be before the next election, he praised Gordon Brown's record as Chancellor
- "So now in turn, we have to change again," he said. "Not step back from New Labour but step up to a new mark a changing world is setting for us."
Mr. Blair said that he wanted to form a new consensus on public services and respond to concerns over crime.
As per normal, these statements were scurtinized by the nation's opposition parties.
For text of the speech visit Wikisource's 27 September 2005 speech by Tony Blair to the Labour Party.
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