In advance of Labour’s manifesto launch……..
Iain Dale lists 27 broken promises from their 2005 election manifesto.
Of great pertinence for the people of South Shields is this one:
More than 1 million manufacturing jobs have been lost since 1997. In 1997, manufacturing accounted for 20% of the UK economy; by 2007, it had decreased to 12.4% – that scale of decline is almost 3 times greater than during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership.