British Leaders Assess Costs of Welfare State Labour Party Begins Sweeping Reassessment of Social Policy in a Bid to Regain Public Confidence, as Conservatives Push New `Enterprise Culture'
Alexander MacLeod, Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
AFTER 13 years in continuous opposition, Britain's Labour Party has decided to take a hard look in the mirror and ask a series of searching questions about its own political doctrines.
A newly appointed commission on social justice will spend the next 18 months examining the role of the welfare state and will propose changes in Labour doctrine aimed at putting the party in tune with the needs of people in the 21st century.
To counter the Labour moves, Conservative members of Parliament are planning their own campaign to promote what they call the "enterprise culture" as an alternative to the welfare state.
John Major's government, too, is expected to take a …
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