November 29, 2005


Brown hints at U-turn over public sector pension deal (GERRI PEEV, 11/29/05, The Scotsman)

GORDON Brown fuelled fresh doubts that a deal allowing public sector workers to retire at 60 could be unpicked yesterday, when he suggested that "a lot of work" remained to be done on state employees' pensions.

The Chancellor's remarks to a business audience put him at odds with Tony Blair, who has insisted he will not rip up the agreement made with unions. But they also highlight Mr Brown's eagerness to prove that he is just as bold a reformer as the Prime Minister.

As Mr. Brown joins Mr. Cameron and Mr. Kennedy in trying to get to Tony Blair's Right.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 29, 2005 7:45 AM
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