Views : Gordon Brown To Unveil Key Election Pledges

Gordon Brown is set to announce Labour's five key election pledges in a speech later today.

Speaking to party activists in Nottingham, the Prime Minister will move the pre-election campaign into a new phase by focusing in on core policy pledges.

According to the Guardian newspaper, the five commitments will be: to secure the economic recovery, raise family living standards, build a hi-tech economy, protect frontline investment in policing, schools, childcare and the NHS, and strengthen fairness in communities.

The Prime Minister told the newspaper his plans include allowing victims of anti-social behaviour to take out local-authority funded civil injunctions if police do not resolve issues within a certain time frame.

He also confirmed that he would keep Alistair Darling as Chancellor if Labour wins the election expected on May 6.

Mr Brown will say that the country faces the "biggest choice for a generation", and will warn of the consequences of voting for a Conservative government.

"It is a choice about whether we want to continue on the road to economic recovery or want to turn off, whether we believe that we can face the biggest challenges with the strength of a community around us, or whether every individual should simply be left to sink or swim," he will say.

"The choice is real, the risks are real, the consequences are real. If we get it wrong, we face an age of austerity. If we get it right, we can achieve an age of shared prosperity."

Both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives said that the pledges mean little after 13 years of Labour "failure".

Source: www.skynews.com

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