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UK voters' panel: Vanessa Walters

MEET THE PANEL
Vanessa Walters
Name: Vanessa Walters
Age: 28
Lives: Walthamstow, London
Works: Writer
Last general election voted: Liberal Democrats
Original voting intention: Labour
In 10 words or less:
"Single city dweller into art and people"

I think Mr Blair's time as prime minister was overall successful.

He sincerely set out to deliver on his promises made in 1997 and to a large extent he did improve on the mess left by the Conservatives.

There have however been notable errors. The school system is still inadequate and there's no true vision on how to improve it.

Also the NHS and hospitals are in a terrible state, with no vision for improvement.

However, I think social mobility has improved and people are more prosperous than ever.

Also society is definitely a lot more tolerant. There are more programmes for diversity and more of a multi-ethnic presence under Tony Blair.

It is unfortunate that his tenure has been overshadowed by Iraq which was a terrible error of judgement for Tony.

I am not sure what else he could have done though, given Britain's relationship with the US.

I think he will go on the lecture circuit like Al Gore and become a real person again. Free from the shackles of politics he should share his true vision of society.

I don't think Gordon Brown needs any advice from Blair. He has been waiting for this moment for 10 years. He has learnt everything there is to learn along the way.

I just hopes he takes his time implementing change.






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