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Purnell's plans for a popular 'protection state'

Former Labour cabinet minister James Purnell believes that one of the reasons Labour lost the last election was that the country had fallen out of love with the welfare state.

He says: "It neither protects people enough nor asks enough of them in return," and suggests "transforming the welfare state" so that it becomes "as popular as the NHS".

Broadcast on Wednesday 27 July 2011.

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