Stressing that New Labour was not an election gimmick, Mr Blair warned Labour MPs they would not be allowed to give a Labour Government "the runaround." The old days of tax and spend were over.He would be prepared to veto EU social chapter rules to stop employers facing German-style costs in Britain.
His blunt warning to the Labour movement, including the unions, at a dinner for newspaper editors, could upset traditional Labour voters. But he said the changes to the Labour Party were "unalterable".
The changes were "unalterable", Mr Blair added.Reuse content