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    It's Friday night, I want a drink & some peace. Before I go, a few stats for the people who like their socialism mouthy and impotent.

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    600,000 — The number of children lifted out of poverty in the eight years following New Labour's 1999 child poverty pledge.

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    39,000 — The number of extra doctors in the NHS between 1997 and 2007.

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    39,000 — The number of extra teachers between 1997 and 2007.

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    69 — By March 2009, waiting times for a hospital appointment in England had fallen by 69% on March 1997.

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    61 — In 2010/11, spending on benefits and child tax credits had risen in real terms by 61% on 1996/97.

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    Call people like me 'Tory Lite.' Call us 'neoliberals.' Call us whatever the hell you want. Call me back when your achievements match those.

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