Mr G Brown
10 Downing Street
|39 Victoria Street
08705 900 200
The last ten years have taught me that the best preparation for
governing is meetings in Whitehall. It is also spinning the fact that
we are listening to the British people. My starting point will always
be the concerns, struggles and rising aspirations of hard-working
families. The same concerns, struggles and rising aspirations that we
should have addressed during the last ten years.
My visits across the country have
my view that we must address new challenges today challenges exactly
the same and just as pressing to which we should have responded:
• Young couples frustrated they cannot
buy their first home;
• Young people with talent and ambition wanting the best chance to realise their aspirations;
• Patients disappointed that services
not open at the times they want and nurses and NHS staff who feel they
don't have enough time with the patients;
• Mothers and fathers who want the best
schools for their children, and - struggling with work, family and
childcare - want to be better parents for their children;
• Families who want to do the right
thing for our environment and who want to know that their choices make
• Citizens yearning for stronger
families and stronger communities and ready to help build them - and
elderly citizens seeing the fast pace of change around us and anxious
to know how we can protect and strengthen the British way of life.
• An electorate disgusted with the lies
and spin over our invasion of Iraq.
Today we face the same old priorities
and I offer a new leadership for this new time.
If you feel the political system doesn't
listen and doesn't care; if you feel powerless and have lost faith; if
you feel Westminster is a distant place and politics simply a spectator
sport, I will strive to ensure that you think I earn your trust. To
pretend to earn your trust not just in foreign policy but pretend to
earn your trust in our schools, in our hospitals, in our public
services, and to ensure you think I respond to your concerns.
And by pretending we are listening and
learning, I want to become a voice for the parent, the patient and the
public, whom public services must exist to serve. For ten years I have
tried to deliver a stable economy, and that will alwalys be the
And when people ask me what I will focus
on as Prime Minister:
My passion is control.
The same old challenges: affordable
housing; building safe, secure and sustainable communities; and
building trust in our democracy.
The Britain I want you to think I
believe in is a Britain of
fairness and opportunity for all. Every British citizen with every
chance to make the most of themselves - every community fair to every
citizen - if you work hard, you're better off. If you save, you're rewarded. If you play by the
rules, we'll stand by you.
There is no higher calling than to lead
serve your country. I will always make it appear that I try to put your
concerns and aspirations at the heart of what I do.
I will work hard make it appear I am
working for you. I will spin my best for all the people of Britain.
I will lead a new government with the
old priorities. I am more optimistic than ever about what you can
achieve despite us - a strong economy and a good society.
And I urge you if you share our values
to join with us - the same old Labour Party.
Prime Minister and Leader of the same old Labour Party