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Does New Labour deserve a third term?

By Anthony Giddens   March 2004

Dear David

1st February 2004

The prime minister has many troubles ahead. Yet, unforeseeable crises aside, it now looks probable that Tony Blair will both lead the Labour party into the next election and that he will win it. So it is important to ask where New Labour should go from here. As I understand it, setting the Iraq war aside, you have become thoroughly disillusioned with the whole enterprise. I remain a supporter and I would like to explain why.

This government has changed Britain for the better, and will accomplish still more in a third term. What…

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