Brown has unveiled 5 new pledges of what Labour will do if re-elected. 1. Secure economic recovery, halving the current Â£167bn budget deficit. 2. Raise family living standards â with low mortgage rates, increased tax credits for families with young children, helping first-time buyers and relinking the state pension with earnings from 2012. 3. Build a hi-tech economy through support for businesses and industry in creating a million new skilled jobs and the delivery of high-speed rail, a green investment bank and broadband access for all. 4. Protect frontline investment in policing, schools, childcare and the NHS â with a new guarantee of cancer test results within a week. 5. Strengthen fairness in communities through controlled immigration, guarantees of education, apprenticeships and jobs for young people and a crackdown on antisocial behavior â with victims entitled to take out civil injunctions, funded by the local public authority, if the police are not taking action within a set time. The smell of bullshite hangs heavily in the air. The cnuts have had 13 years why have they not done these things before? I seem to remember a pledge card they brought out in 1997 and again in 2005. They have not achieved any of those pledges so why should we believe them now?