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THROUGHOUT the United Kingdom there is a real desire for new ideas and new leadership.
In 1997, people were willing Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to succeed. They said they could deliver social justice and economic efficiency. These aims were right. And clearly, some good has been achieved: Bank of England independence, additional investment in the NHS and schools. But after nine years, people are disappointed.
We haven't seen social justice in our country: whether in Belfast or Bradford, far too many people and families are still trapped in multiple deprivation.
Neither have we seen much sign of economic efficiency. Our …