Peston, Robert
July 2005
New Statesman;7/11/2005, Vol. 134 Issue 4748, p9
Contends that unless British Prime Minister Tony Blair averts the looming public services spending crisis, his achievements on the world stage will not help Labour at the next elections. Why Blair's future earning power and reputation depend on his performances on international platforms such as the G8 and the European Union; Outlook for a crisis over spending on schools, hospitals, rail and the rest of the country's infrastructure; Question of why a new comprehensive spending review has not been announced; Suggestion that Chancellor Gordon Brown is being forced to choose between personal ambition and his convictions about what is in the fundamental interest of his party.


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