Fraser Nelson

Has Gordon got the solution?

Has Gordon got the solution?
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Gordon Brown has come out of hiding to give Adam Boulton a quick interview, and his (belated) take on the Queen’s Speech. It’s all about setting out long term views, apparently, and “unlocking the potential” of young people (an admission that it remains locked for millions?) Ten years ago, he said, the question was ‘can we get away from mass unemployment’. (The answer, apparently, is yes – we just let it mutate into mass joblessness – 5.4m - and let immigrants take/create most of the new jobs). He says the question now is: does this government have the long-term solutions? Coming up with some short-term solutions on issues like immigration (and finding a hard-nosed copper to run the Met) would be a start.

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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