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ref date:26 Feb 2000 (ECON)
Labour shuns unemployed as Tories did before them

Norman Tebbit, arch Thatcher lunatic exhortation to the unemployed in the 1980s was "get on your bikes" (and find a job), Nu-Labours Gordon Brown's message is: "get off your backsides".

The unemployed in Scotland especially should remember this when they next even consider voting for Labour.