You don’t repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently – and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
People are not perfect… very often the relationships that are strongest are those where people have worked through big crises but they’ve had to work through them. So the challenge to us is to work through that.
And some of what we’re doing in Government even now some of the welfare reform programs that are helping lone mothers come into work are based on things that were very new under the Labour Government in the eighties.
I think he was absolutely right not to go to UN last week… First things first – that is values and people here in their local communities and remembering all politics is local and trusting people more.
We’re seeing quite a lot of people who really would like a return to class-based politics.
A modern health and social care system has to be completely focussed on the needs of its users.
As patients and consumers we are better informed today about our health care than any previous generation.