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By Gordon Brown, The Guardian - May 4, 2010

I passionately believe that in the momentous times that lie ahead, Britain needs a new model for running our economy and a new way of doing politics. That means the choice facing Britain is stark "“ a government of austerity led by the Conservatives or a progressive agenda for economic and political reform under Labour.

The economic crisis has taught us that we need a global constitution for our financial system, with a global system of financial sector taxation to underpin it. We need government support for a new digital, low-carbon and knowledge-intensive economy to create a million skilled jobs. These reforms will help bring about a new era of social mobility which will strengthen and extend Britain's middle class.

 

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