Monday, January 07, 2008

In praise of David Blunkett

David Blunkett's Progress pamphlet (launched tomorrow - 18.00 in Wilson Room at Portcullis House) is based on interviews with academics and young people will argue that unless the government takes further action there is a real danger of a small but significant underclass developing in Britain.

His pamphlet will make a series of practical suggestions such as expanding the child trust fund and transforming the New Deal. I will look forward to reading David's reflections and thoughts with interest - it would be useful if more former Cabinet Ministers could use their time out of office in such a constructive way.

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