Now that Tony Blair has announced that he is to step down as Prime Minister, the media has started to consider his legacy. The two articles focus on the economic legacy. While the BBC one is quite factual in its approach, the article by Larry Elliott from the Guardian is less complementary about his legacy.
The business of Tony Blair’s decade BBC News Online (10/05/07)
Blair’s legacy: a fantasy island trying to live beyond its means at every level Guardian (14/05/07)
Blair’s economic record (video) BBC News Online (10/05/07)
|1.||Explain why Larry Elliott considers that we are living on a ‘fantasy island’.|
|2.||Explain the main economic changes that have been implemented during Tony Blair’s time in office.|
|3.||Discuss the extent to which the economic situation has improved under Tony Blair for (a) firms and (b) consumers.|