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Gordon Brown’s Famous Five Again and Again

THE media is full of Gordon Brown’s five key pledges. Five is Gordon’s magic number. You might recall his five economic tests for the country joining the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union (EMU). And there’s his plan to win five more years in power. Five is a number big enough to sound thoughtful but not too big that it looks showy.

The five pledges are that Labour will:

1. Have an ethical foreign policy (1997)
2. Reform the voting system (1997)
3. No return to boom and bust (2001)
4. Your country’s borders protected (2005)
5. “We have made it our guiding rule not to promise what we cannot deliver; and to deliver what we promise” (1997)

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Posted: 28th, March 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment