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The good reasons to dump Keith Vaz

10 February 2001
Keith Vaz, the junior Foreign Office minister, is the latest leading New Labour figure to be hit by accusations of corruption. He certainly enjoyed the company of rich people as much as the disgraced Peter Mandelson did.

Does Brown back Old or New Labour?

10 February 2001
You can tell an election is on the way. Last Monday's Guardian signalled that Gordon Brown is planning a £3 billion package aimed at families with children. Some believe there's more to this than just the usual hustling for votes. Roy Hattersley argues the New Labour project was already dead before Peter Mandelson's fall:

Old Tory sleaze and hypocrisy

03 February 2001
New Labour was falling apart last weekend. The leaders of the project that was supposed to have transformed politics for all time were tearing each other apart. New Labour's sleaze is a result of the way it has sold itself to business, put company chiefs at the centre of decision making, and allowed firms to rake in profits from the NHS.

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