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Four issues Gordon Brown won’t solve

Issue No. 2070

Public sector pay

'Gordon Brown praises public services but fails to mention his plans to make millions of public sector workers suffer pay cuts. He wants to impose a 2 percent pay limit on us all. That’s one reason why postal workers are striking next week, and why thousands of other workers want to join the fight.'

Paul Garraway, Postal worker, Oxford


War

'Gordon Brown should should stop pushing the issue of Iraq into the background. He must bring all the troops home. It tells you something about how bad it is when the generals start speaking out. Brown just seems to be following in Tony Blair’s footsteps.'

Rose Gentle, Military Families Against the War


Privatisation

'We are told that Gordon Brown cares passionately about the NHS. But my trust is millions in debt because of Brown’s PFI policy. Now I’m on strike to defend my union rep, Karen Reissmann, who has been suspended for speaking out against privatisation.'

Jo, nurse, Manchester


Housing

'We’ve heard a lot of talk from Gordon about affordable housing. But we haven’t seen a lot delivered. Brown is relying on the private sector to deliver a small number of new affordable homes in return for fast-tracked planning permission.'

Paul Fredericks, housing campaigner, east London


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