September 24, 2005


Labour conference security tight (BBC, 9/24/05)

[M]r Blair - who arrives in Brighton on Saturday - appears determined to use the conference to call for reforms in industry, health, education and welfare.

He said helping Britain meet the challenges of the new global economy would be the central message of the conference, whose theme is "Securing Britain's Future".

He wants to highlight the changing global economy and the increasing power of China and India.

He has also stressed the need to push on with reforming the public sector.

Unions are not only unhappy about greater use of private firms in the NHS, they are also concerned about public sector pension reforms, including a possible raising of the retirement age.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 24, 2005 8:40 AM
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