And in a sharp warning to the party to have realistic expectations Mr Smith says: 'If we get good steady economic growth we can afford good social services. If we don't get good economic growth, we can't'
The Tories are making a 'very good job' of destroying themselves and the 'politicial earth is moving', John Smith, the Labour leader, says in an interview with the Daily Mirror today. He adds: 'I don't believe the Government should run industry or own industry - but I do believe the Government has got to work with industry. We have got to create a partnership.'