Brown continues to play the waiting game

Although the term 'New Labour' entered the political lexicon at around the same time as Tony Blair became leader in 1994, it was another two years before Labour's rebranding reached a stage where a return to government became probable, rather than ju

31st December, 2005

Although the term 'New Labour' entered the political lexicon at around the same time as Tony Blair became leader in 1994, it was another two years before Labour's rebranding reached a stage where a return to government became probable, rather than just possible.

Blair told the 1996 Labour Party conference in Blackpool that, if he was elected prime minister, “education, education, education'‘ would be the priority of a new Labour government.

It was the central...

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