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Tuesday 2019-12-10, 01:50:44

2005-06-24 00:10:29
Blair in the European Parliament (hear, hear!):

"What would a different policy agenda for Europe look like?

First, it would modernise our social model. Again some have suggested I want to abandon Europe′s social model. But tell me: what type of social model is it that has 20m unemployed in Europe, productivity rates falling behind those of the USA; that is allowing more science graduates to be produced by India than by Europe; and that, on any relative index of a modern economy - skills, R&D, patents, IT, is going down not up. India will expand its biotechnology sector fivefold in the next five years. China has trebled its spending on R&D in the last five. Of the top 20 universities in the world today, only two are now in Europe.

The purpose of our social model should be to enhance our ability to compete, to help our people cope with globalisation, to let them embrace its opportunities and avoid its dangers. Of course we need a social Europe. But it must be a social Europe that works."


Read the entire speech here - >

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